By Chris Dunning
Braveness on my own: The Italian Air strength 1940-1943 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ braveness on my own: The Italian Air strength 1940-1943ByColin DunningPublisher: Hikoki Publications1998272 PagesISBN: 1902109023PDF46 MBThe purpose in the back of this publication is to supply the aviation fanatic with finished and vast info in regards to the Italian Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force)* from the Italian announcement of struggle on 10 June 1940 until eventually the Armistice of eight September 1943. it's going to additionally offer a prepared reference resource for historians, wargamers, and events who can have been taken with the theatres of conflict proven. it's the simply unmarried quantity account of all of the unit hobbies and kit up to now. BitroadDepositfiles zero
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Operations were carried out against Yugoslavia in April, with 23 aircraft on strength. Two months later the unit was in Sicily, operating over Malta and the Sicilian Canal. 91 Sq was initially detached to Palermo. By the end of 1941 the Gruppo had re-equipped with MC 202s and returned to Sicily for two weeks in April. Having tested their new aircraft in action they returned to Italy to modify the fighters with sand filters, and on 26 May 1942 they left for a second tour of desert operations. They supported the advance to El Alamein, maintaining air superiority alongside the Luftwaffe units.
Fourteen Macchis, taking off from Soliman, ended up dogfighting P-40s near Capo Bon on 6 May in the last Regia Aeronautica action from Tunisia. They then joined 16 Gruppo at Korba. By 18 May they had no aircraft or crews left and were disbanded on the 27th. 8 GRUPPO CT Squadriglie Stormo 92,93,94 2 6Apr43 Sqa 5 La Fauconnerie Tunisia MC202 DF,AE 10Apr43 Sqa5 Enfidaville Tunisia MC202 AE Arrival Zone Base Country Aircraft Duties 5 May43 Sqa 5 Soliman Tunisia MC202 AE 3 Jun 40 ALiB Tobnuk T2 Cirenaiea CR 32 CR42 DF, CE,AE 6 May 43 Sqa 5 Korba Tunisia MC202 DF 22 Jul40 Sqa 5 Berka Cirenaica CR42 TG Castelvetran a Sicily MC202 DF 20 Aug 40 Sqa 5 Dema Cirenaica CR42 DF 6 Sep 40 DF, AR 10 May 43 ASIC On 6 May 1939 5 Stormo received the Breda 88 at Lonate Pozzolo.
For the rest of the year the unit supported operations against Egyptian targets, being especially active over Tobruk. 78 Sq remained in defence of Benghasi in June. The new year found the unit split into local defence sections around the industrial cities of northern Italy. From June 1941 they tackled units of the Royal Navy operating in the Ligurian Sea. Re-equipping in October they returned to the African front the following February. They assisted the Axis offensives with ground attacks, intercepts, bombing, and troop protection.
Courage Alone: The Italian Air Force 1940-1943 by Chris Dunning