Luftwaffe units with Italian aircraft

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daveh
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Luftwaffe units with Italian aircraft

Post by daveh » 24 May 2003 13:42

While reading about Italian aircraft on

http://www.kotfsc.com/warbirds/

I came across such details as
The Luftwaffe took 60 [Reggiane Re 2002] planes to Germany, 40 of them being brand new. The German planes were eventually used in France in operations against the Maquis
and while referring to the Macchi MC 205
the Luftwaffe use[d] a number of these aircraft to equip one Gruppe.
can anyone supply details of /references for Luftwaffe units equipped with Italian aircraft and ther operations.

Thanks in advance

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Harri
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Post by Harri » 24 May 2003 18:28

Transportfliegergruppe 10 (TGr.10) had 21 Italian Savoia-Marchetti S.M. 81 aircraft with Italian crews. That unit was ordered to transportation duties in Finland when Gefechtsverband Kuhlmey operated here between 16.6. - 24.7.1944 but TGr.10 didn't belong to Gefechtsverband Kuhlmey.

According to my sources one Staffel was equipped with Junkers Ju 52/3m aircraft but I don't know if they too were Italians.

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Re: Luftwaffe units with Italian aircraft

Post by gabriel pagliarani » 25 May 2003 01:29

daveh wrote:
The Luftwaffe took 60 [Reggiane Re 2002] planes to Germany, 40 of them being brand new. The German planes were eventually used in France in operations against the Maquis
...in France and not in Hungary? Never heard before...

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Post by David Lehmann » 25 May 2003 02:43

Overall 47 of captured Macchi MC.202 fighters were used by Luftwaffe mainly for operational training. For combat duties Luftwaffe used only Macchi MC.205 Veltro (Greyhound). Several German MC.202 were transfered to Croatia.

http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/foreign.html


For photos of captured planes go to "Beuteflugzeuge" and choose your Nation : http://www.luftarchiv.de/

You can choose also the English navigation.

I found these 2 sites very good for the Luftwaffe since they give also good details on the different MG, cannons, bombs etc ...

David

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