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    Hi guys

    Hopefully our Italian members may be able to help.

    Adrian Warburton (and his gunners) made a number of claims against Italian aircraft whilst flying Marylands on recce sorties fro Malta 1940-1942. I'm seeking identities of units, names and fates of crews, please:

    12/10/40: Italian fighter damaged (between Taranto-Brindisi)
    30/10/40: Z506B shot down (Taranto-Brindisi)
    2/11/40: CR42 damaged (Taranto-Brindisi)
    7/11/40: MC200 damaged (Taranto-Brindisi)
    24/12/40: SM79 shot down (Bay of Naples)
    20/6/41: 3 SM79s on ground at Misurata
    9/7/41: MC200 probable (Tripoli) apparently G50 of 51 Stormo
    22/7/41: Z506B shot down (east of Syracuse)
    7/9/41: SM79 damaged
    24/9/41: Z506B shot down (Eastern Ionian Sea)
    29/9/41: MC200 shot down (Marittimo)

    Also, while flying Spitfires:
    21/9/42: Do24 damaged (off Agigento)
    19/11/42: Ju88 (Gulf of Tunis) apparently Me210 2N+DR of III/ZG1
    10/7/43: Bf109G, Bf109G damaged (off Syracuse)

    Fingers crossed!

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian View Post

    24/9/41: Z506B shot down (Eastern Ionian Sea)

    Cheers
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    Hi Brian,

    Not much help but the Cant Z.506 was identified by the crew as carrying the code 170-5. I'm not 100% certain but I think Regia Aeronautica fuselage codes included the squadron code, in this case 170 Squadriglia.

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
    Per Speculationem Impellor ad Intelligendum

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    Thanks Andy

    Every little bit helps.

    Cheers Brian

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