Heroic Italian aviators!

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Re: Heroic Italian aviators!

Post by tigre » 15 Apr 2019 23:09

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Tenente pilota Gaetano Bucceri.

In this regard I found the following: He was born in Rome on February 5, 1915. Promoted to Sottotenente of complement in May 1937, he was promoted to Tenente in April 1941. He distinguished himself in July 1941 by carrying out a very fearless night bombing action against an enemy base.

He took part in the attack on the British fleet during Operation Halberd on September 27, 1941; all the other aircraft of the 130th Gruppo were split to attack the naval formation from all directions: the 280th and 282nd Squadriglie from the north, the 278th from the south and the 283rd from the west. Attacking the HMS Ark Royal, the aircraft of the 278th of Tenente Carlo Deslex was shot down by the AA artillery after it had dropped his torpedo, which was avoided. The same Ark Royal and the destroyer Cossack were attacked by two S.79 of the 278th Squadriglia, with Tenente pilota Adone Venturini and Tenente pilota Gaetano Bucceri, who claimed to have reached a cruiser, while in fact their two torpedoes were avoided by both ships.

Sources: Ali di Guerra Nº 10 octubre 1941.
Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Bomber Units. Marco Mattioli
L'AEROPORTO DI ALGHERO 1939-1941.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Heroic Italian aviators!

Post by tigre » 29 Apr 2019 22:54

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Tenente pilota Adone Venturini.

In this regard I found the following: Sottotenente spe in 1939. Promoted to Tenente in February 1941 took part in military actions in both the Aegean and the central and western Mediterranean.

On November 10, 1941, one of our convoys sailing in the central Mediterranean was attacked on the night of the nine by a British naval division. At dawn, our torpedo bombers, commanded by Lieutenant pilots Ardito Cristiani, Emilio Iuzzolino and Adone Venturini, attacked the enemy units and reached a cruiser with two torpedoes and a destroyer with a torpedo. The torpedo bombers have also shot down two fighters planes in the opponent's naval formation.

Sources: Ali di Guerra Nº 10 octubre 1941.
Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Bomber Units. Marco Mattioli
http://www.memoriediguerra.it/bollettini/39464

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Heroic Italian aviators!

Post by tigre » 06 May 2019 22:18

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Capitano pilota Antonio Dell'Oro.

In this regard I found the following: He was born in Laorca in 1908, in a family of industrialists active in the production of tools. He graduated as an industrial mechanic and electrician, was called to military service and chose to do so in the young Aeronautical branch. He entered as a candidate for a complement officer in February 1929. He obtained a pilot's license on January 3, 1930. On May 22 of that very year he obtained a military pilot's license and continued his training flying on reconnaissance aircraft in the 131 and 30 squadriglie. He applied and was selected to attend the "Ibis Course" at the Royal Aeronautical Academy, where he entered in October 1932, being promoted to Sottotenente in 1933. Intended for the hunting specialty, he completed the second phase of training at Castiglione del Lago. The natural destination of Tenente Dell'Oro at the end of this period was the 71st Squadriglia of the 1st Stormo based in Campoformido, near Udine.

Already as captain he served in Spain from May to October 1938 and once returned to Italy was transferred to the specialty of assault aviation, where the war surprised him in Cyrenaica commanding the 159th Squadriglia d'assalto of the 50th Stormo. On October 8, 1940, while attacking a column of British armored vehicles, he was hit by the antiaircraft reaction unleashed by these elements.

Sources: Ali di Guerra Nº 10 octubre 1941.
http://www.combattentiliberazione.it/mo ... 1943/12389
http://www.resegoneonline.it/articoli/L ... -20150108/

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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