Courage Alone: The Italian Air Force 1940-1943 by Chris Dunning

By Chris Dunning

Braveness on my own: The Italian Air strength 1940-1943 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ braveness by myself: The Italian Air strength 1940-1943ByColin DunningPublisher: Hikoki Publications1998272 PagesISBN: 1902109023PDF46 MBThe purpose in the back of this ebook is to supply the aviation fanatic with finished and huge details in regards to the Italian Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force)* from the Italian assertion of struggle on 10 June 1940 till the Armistice of eight September 1943. it is going to additionally supply a prepared reference resource for historians, wargamers, and events who can have been serious about the theatres of conflict proven. it's the in basic terms unmarried quantity account of the entire unit events and kit so far. BitroadDepositfiles zero

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The unit later re-equipped with the CR 42 JJ: Fiat CR 42 fighterbomber of the 20" Squadriglia, 46° Grupp 0, 15 0 Stormo in November 7942, shortly before El Alamein. lndividual aircraft number '10' is probably red 12: A poor but rare picture of a Caproni Ca 111 of the 39" Squadriglia, 5° Gruppo OA in June 1940. 30bis in-line engine ofthe 39" Squadriglia OA somewhere near SClltari in 1942. Note the yellow nose and the missing wheel spats 39 14: Caproni Ca 314 of the 40" Squadriglia, 5° Gruppo, probably somewhere over Italy in 1942 when the unit was converting to the type prior to a move to Yugoslavia on anti-partisan duties.

The former left for 68 Gruppo in late August. By 7 September the Gruppo had three Ca 311s and twelve Ca 314s operational. AE 21 Jun 41 Sqa 2 Campoformido Italy MC 202 TG 25 Nov41 Sqa 5 Martuba Cirenaica MC 202 OF 120ec41 Sqa 5 Oema Cirenaica MC202 OF 18 Oec 41 Sqa 5 Sidi Magrum Cirenaica MC202 OF 200ec41 Sqa 5 EI Merduma Tripolitania MC 202 OF Tamet Tripolitania MC202 OF 220ec41 Sqa 5 MC202 OF,AE, CE GA, AN Jan 43 Sciacca Sicily MC 202 MC 205V OF 24 Jan 43 ATUN ASIC srax Tunisia MC202 OF, AE 5 Mar43 Sqa 5 Gabes Tunisia MC202 OF, AE Mar43 Sqa 1 Lonate Pozzolo Italy MC 205V TG Apr43 ASIC Pantelleria Sicily MC 205V OF, CE,AE May 43 ASIC Catania Sicily MC 205V OF 25 Jun 43 Sqa 1 Torino Caselie Italy MC 205V OF 2 Jul43 Osoppo Italy MC 205V OF Ronchi Italy MC 205V OF Sqa 2 30 Jul143 Sqa 2 This was the first unit to receive the MC 200 Saetta, taking 29 on charge by 1 Novem ber 1939.

The first was received on 7 October. It was, however, passed to 1 Stormo on 15 October and 8 Gruppo became fully equipped with MC 200s. Resuming operations in Africa on 18 December, they protected the retiring troops and defended Benghasi port and its shipping. In May 1942 they began supporting the new offensive with armed reconnaissance, ground strafing, bomber escorts, and local defence. Apart from 6 and 7 June, when sandstorms curtailed operations, life was hectic. On 24 June the unit moved to Gazala for a rest and refit, detaching sections to Derna, Benghasi, and El Ftehja for bomber and convoy escorts.

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