Aces from the Blue Division

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Douglas Jr.
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Aces from the Blue Division

Post by Douglas Jr. » 05 Apr 2004 20:07

Hi folks,



I read that when the Spanish Blue Divison was formed in July 1941, there were volunteers enough to create a whole Staffel of fighter pilots.

Those pilots were attached to the Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", forming the 15th Staffel, achieving a total of 156 confirmed victories during the war.

I was wondering if someone has the names of the main Spanish pilots who become "aces" (five victories or more) and their respective scores.

Many thanks in advance.

Douglas.

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Post by rcristi2271 » 06 Apr 2004 04:01

Let's see...

Teniente Gonzalo Hevia - 12 victories
Comandate Mariano Cuadra - 10 victories
Teniente Fernando Sanchez-Arjona Courtoy - 9 victories
Teniente Ramon Gavilan - 9 victories
Teniente Damasco Arango - 7 victories

There were 5 "escuadrillas" operating on the Eastern Front as follow:
The 1st "Escuadrilla Azul" - July 25 1941 to Jan 06 1942 - 460 sorties, 94 combats, 15 victories overall, 5 losses.
The 2nd "Escuadrilla Azul" - Jun 1942 to Nov 1942 - 1312 sorties, 117 combats, 13 victories, 2 losses.
The 3rd "Escuadrilla Azul" - Dec 1942 to Jun 1943 - 1716 sorties, 112 combats, 63 victories, 5 losses.
The 4th "Escuadrilla Azul" - Jul 1943 to Jan 1944 - 1948 sorties, 277 combats, 74 victories, 7 losses.
The 5th "Escuadrilla Azul" - Feb 1944 to Mar 1944 - 86 sorties, no victories.

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Thanks

Post by Douglas Jr. » 08 Apr 2004 01:28

Hi,

Many thanks for your assistence!

All the best,

Douglas.

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Post by rcristi2271 » 08 Apr 2004 04:45

Hi there

I've compiled the above stuff from a french magazine "Aero Journal", they published a short history of all "Blaue Staffel" from the inception till the end. If you need more info don't be shy, ask.

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Post by Juanjo » 30 Apr 2006 09:25

Spanish Aces:

Oberleutnant Gonzalo Hevia Álvarez-Quiñones - 11 victories
Major Mariano Cuadra Medina - 10 victories
Oberleutnant José Ramón Gavilán Ponce de Leon - 9 victories
Oberleutnant Fernando Sánchez-Arjona Courtroy - 9 victories
Leutnant Vicente Aldecoa Lecanda - 7 victories
Oberleutnant Dámaso Arango López - 7 victories
Oberleutnant Luis Azqueta Brunet - 6 victories
Oberleutnant Lorenzo Lucas Fernández-Peña - 6 victories
Oberleutnant Bernardo Meneses Orozco - 6 victories
Major Ángel Salas Larrazábal - 6 victories
Oberleutnant Manuel Sánchez-Tabernero de Prada - 6 victories
Oberleutnant Francisco Valiente Zárraga - 6 victories
Hauptmann Antonio Alós Herrero - 5 victories

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Re: Aces from the Blue Division

Post by adalberto » 26 Jun 2008 02:35

Hello Gentlemen,

Anyone have a picture of Gonzalo Hevia Alvarez de Quiñones ??
Thx un advance
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Re: Aces from the Blue Division

Post by Ironmachine » 10 Jan 2010 09:12

Anyone have a picture of Gonzalo Hevia Alvarez de Quiñones?
I have just discovered this thread, so even if a little late I will post them in case you are still interested:
(from http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2891 ... asazul.jpg)
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Re: Aces from the Blue Division

Post by Ironmachine » 10 Jan 2010 09:26

If you are interested in more pictures of him, send me a PM.

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Re: Aces from the Blue Division

Post by GregSingh » 16 May 2018 01:41

Came across this photo in Dec.42 issue of Revista Alemana.
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If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: Aces from the Blue Division

Post by tigre » 02 Apr 2019 02:04

Hello to all :D; more.......................................

Spanish pilots of the Blue Squadron.

Source: https://www.topsubastas.es/articulos/ti ... azul-1955/

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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