Biplane fighter aces

Italy

Biplane fighter aces:

Name Biplane victories Total no. of victories Note
Giuseppe Aurili 6 7  
Lugi Baron 12 12  
GianLino Baschirotto 5 11  
Osvaldo Bertolaccini 5 5  
Guido Bobba 5 5  
Franco Bordoni-Bisleri 5 19  
Ernesto Botto 8 8  
Carlo Canella 7 7  
Giuseppe Cenni 6 8 All biplane victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Guglielmo Chiarini 5 5  
Vittorino Daffara 6 13 All biplane victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Enrico Degli Incerti 8 8 All victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Armando François 7 7  
Antonio Giardinà 5 5  
Giorgio Graffer 5 5  
Antonio Larsimont Pergameni 5 7  
Giuseppe Majone 7 7 All victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Adriano Mantelli 9 9 All victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Fiorenzo Milella 5 5  
Brunetto di Montegnacco 14 14 All victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Luigi Monti 5 8  
Giuseppe Mottet 6 6  
Guido Nobili 9 9 All victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Enzo Omiccioli 5 5  
Guido Presel 12 12 All victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Corrado Ricci 5 5  
Giuseppe Ruzzin 5 5  
Aroldo Soffritti 8 8  
Giulio Torresi 6 10  
Alberto Veronese 6 6  
Mario Visintini 17 17 Top Italian biplane fighter aces.
Andrea Zotti 9 9 All victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.

Fighter aces with biplane claims:

Name Biplane victories Total no. of victories Note
Paolo Arcangeletti 4 5  
Giovanni Barcaro 1 shared 9  
Osvaldo Bartolozzi 3 6  
Alessandro Bladelli 5 shared 5  
Pietro Bonfatti 2 6  
Ezio Viglione Borghese 2 5  
Francesco Cuscuna 1 5  
Rinaldo Damiani 3 shared 6  
Ugo Drago 4 17  
Domenico Facchini 1 shared 5  
Leonardo Ferrulli 3 22  
Guido Fibbia 4 9  
Luigi Filippi 1 7  
Jacopo Frigerio 3 shared 5  
Eber Giudici 1 5  
Luigi Gorrini 2 19  
Amedeo Guidi 3 6  
Furio Lauri 2 11  
Felice Longhi 2 6  
Franco Lucchini 4 22  
Orlando Mandolini 1 shared 7  
Luigi Mariotti 1 5  
Teresio Martinoli 3 22  
Alfonso Mattei 2 5  
Vittorio Minguzzi 3 15  
Elio Miotto 8 shared 5  
Clizio Nioi 1 7  
Giuseppe Oblach Garolla 1 7  
Luciano Perdoni 2 shared 5  
Ranieri Piccolomini 2 7  
Mario Pinna 1 5  
Alvaro Querci 2 shared 6  
Giulio Reiner 3 10  
Vito Rinaldi 2 9  
Massimo Salvatore 1 10  
Angelo Savini 5 shared 7  
Giuseppe Scarpetta 2 6  
Claudio Solaro 2 12  
Giorgio Solaroli di Briona 1 shared 11  
Alberto Spigaglia 4 shared 6  
Natalino Stabile 1 10 Biplane victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Renato Talamini 1 5  
Ennio Tarantola 1 11  
Pio Tomaselli 2 6 Biplane victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Luigi Torchio 1 5  
Giorgio Tugnoli 2 6  
Mario Veronesi 2 11  
Celso Zemella 1 shared 5  


Tenente Mario D'Agostini posing beside his Fiat CR.32 in August 1940. This pilot of 163a Sq. based at Gadurra' (Rhodes) was later promoted to CO of the 162a Sq. and when on June 1942 he was killed in action in North Africa at Ain el Gazala, he was awarded posthumously of the Medaglia D'Oro al valor militare, Italy's highest military award. The camouflage of the CR.32 is extremely interesting, consisting in a sort of "wavy-mirror" application of dark green and red-brown paint over sand uppersurfaces.
© Archive D'Amico-Valentini
Picture kindly provided by Ferdinando D'Amico.
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Fighter pilots with biplane claims:

Name Biplane victories Total no. of victories Note
Rovero Abbarchi 1 1  
Oscar Abello 1 1  
Cesare Accomazzo 1 1  
Giovanni Accorsi 1 shared 1 shared  
Carlo Agnelli 1 shared 1 shared  
Carlo Albertini 1 shared 1 shared  
Omero Alesi 1 shared 1 shared  
Ottorino Ambrosi 1 1  
Egisto Andalò 2 2  
Giulio Anelli 3 shared 4 shared  
Antonio Angeloni 4 shared 4 shared  
Guglielmo Arrabito 1 1  
Enea Atti 2 shared probables 2 shared probables  
Giuseppe Avvico 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Edoardo Azzarone 1 1  
Baccara 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Luigi Bagato 1 shared 1 shared  
Filippo Baldin 1 1  
Mario Bandini 1 1  
Vittorio Barberis 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Leone Basso 2 2  
Gino Battaggion 1 1  
Carlo Battaglia 2 shared 2 shared  
Giovanni Beduz 1 1  
Bruno Benassi 4 shared 4 shared  
Neri De Benedetti 5 shared 6 shared  
Mario Benedetti 1 probable 1 probable  
Berretta 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Paolo Berti 2 shared 2  
Italo Bertinelli 2 shared damaged 2 shared damaged  
Domenico Bevilacqua 2 2  
Bianchi 1 probable 1 probable  
Leonzio Bicego 1 shared 1 shared  
Guglielmo Biffani 1 1  
Danilo Billi 1 1  
Teofilo Biolcati 1 1  
Gioacchino Bissoli 1 1  
Antonio Bizio 1 shared 1 shared  
Renzo Bocconi 1 1  
Virginio Bodini 4 shared 4 shared  
Arturo Bonato 2 2  
Mario Bonzano 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War
Bruno Bortoletti 4 shared 4 shared  
Gaetano Bortolini 1 1  
Flaminio Bossi 1 shared 1 shared  
Giuseppe Bottà 6 shared 6 shared  
Enrico Botti 1 shared 1 shared  
Bruno Brambilla 1 2 Biplane victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Carlo Brigante Colonna 1 shared 2 shared  
Elio Broganelli 1 1  
Achille Buffali 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Piero Buttazzi 4 shared 6 shared  
Luciano Cacciavillani 3 3  
Marcello Calafiore 1 shared 1 shared  
Pietro Calistri 2 2  
Antonio Camerini 1 1  
Nino Campanini 6 shared 6 shared  
Romolo Cantelli 2 2  
Armando Capogrossi 1 1  
Ruggero Caporali 9 shared 9 shared  
Mario Gaetano Carancini 3 3  
Arturo Cardano 2 shared 2 shared  
Guido Carestiato 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Giovanni Carmello 2 shared 2 shared  
Dino Carta 1 1  
Renato Casalini 1 shared 1 shared  
Nino Caselli 4 shared 4 shared  
Giovanni Casero 1 shared 1 shared  
Vittor Ugo Ceccherelli 2 2 Victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Trento Cecchi 2 shared 2 shared  
Giovanni Battista Ceoletta 5 shared 1  
Gilberto Cerofolini 8 shared 8 shared  
Raffaele Chianese 3 3 Victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Cesare Chiarmetta 1 shared 1 shared  
Antonio Chiodi 1 shared 1 shared  
Cesare Ciapetti 2 2  
Natale Cima 1 shared 1 shared  
Lorenzo Clerici 8 shared 8 shared  
Davide Colauzzi 1 1  
Francesco Colombo 3 shared 3 shared  
Luigi Contarini 4 shared 5 shared  
Ugo Corsi 2 2  
Luigi Corsini 1 1  
Ferruccio Corti 1 probable 1 probable  
Romeo Della Costanza 1 1  
Silvio Costigliolo 3 3 All victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War.
Antonio Crabbia 1 1  
Edoardo Crainz 3 3  
Giuseppe D’Agostinis 1 3  
Giovanni D'Ajello 1 1  
Enrico Dallari 1 1  
Mario Daverio 4 shared 4 shared  
Ernesto De Bellis 1 1  
Valerio De Campo 5 shared 5 shared  
Nunzio De Fraia 1 1  
Giampiero Del Prete 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Franco De Micheli 1 1  
Carlo Dentis 2 shared 2 shared  
Gastone De Portis 1 probable 1 probable  
Vincenzo Dequal 4 4 Victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Giuseppe Desideri 1 shared 1 shared  
Bruno Devoto 4 shared 4 shared  
Giorgio Di Giulio 1 shared 1 shared  
Tarcisio Fagnani 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Tito Falconi 1 1  
Pasquale Faltoni 2 2  
Duilio Fanali 1 4  
Ottorino Fargnoli 1 shared 1 shared  
Roberto Fassi 4 4  
Agostino Fausti 2 2  
Aldo Felici 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Giovanni Ferrari 3 shared 3 shared  
Luigi Ferrario 1 shared 1 shared  
Mario Ferrero 1 shared 1 shared  
Stefano Fiore 1 shared 1 shared  
Diego Fiorentini 1 shared 1 shared  
Natale Fiorito 1 shared 1 shared  
Vincenzo Forcheri 1 1  
Walter Franchino 1 1  
Raoul Francinetti 1 1  
Mario Frascadore 2 shared 2 shared  
Delfino Fratini 4 shared 4 shared  
Raul Galli 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Pietro Garfagnoli 4 shared 4 shared  
Germano Gasperoni 1 1  
Franco Gatti 4 shared 4 shared  
Faliero Gelli 1 probable 1 probable  
Giovanni Giannini 1 1  
Luigi Giannotti 2 shared 2 shared  
Santo Gino 5 shared 5 shared  
Adrio Gismondi 1 1  
Adamo Giuglietti 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Giulio Cesare Giuntella 3 shared 4 shared  
Alberto Gobbo 1 1  
Angelo Golino 1 1  
Aldo Gon 1 1  
Renato Gori 1 1  
Vincenzo Graffeo 1 damaged 1  
Ennio Grifoni 1 shared 1 shared  
Giacomo Grillo 3 shared 3 shared  
Ugo Guidi 1 1  
Giovanni Guiducci 2 3  
Piero Hosquet 2 shared 2 shared  
Arturo Imberti 1 1  
Francesco Jadanza 2 2  
Miroslav Komjanc 2 2  
Ippolito Lalatta 2 shared 2 shared  
Abramo Lanzarini 1 shared 1 shared  
Franco Lavelli 2 shared 2 shared  
Antonio Lazzari 4 shared 4 shared  
Roberto Lendaro 1 shared damaged 1 shared damaged  
Eugenio Leotta 3 shared 1 Biplane victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Ligabò 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Mario Lingua 1 1  
Bruno Locatelli 1 1  
Ernani Loddo 2 2  
Gino Lodi 3 shared 3 shared  
Carlo Lolli 3 shared 3 shared  
Lorenzo Lorenzoni 1 shared 1 shared  
Sergio Lucato 4 shared 4 shared  
Nicola Magaldi 1 1  
Renzo Maggini 1 shared 1 shared  
Giuseppe Magli 1 shared 1 shared  
Dario Magnabosco 1 1  
Massimino Mancini 1 1  
Augusto Manetti 3 shared 3 shared  
Leo Mannucci 2 shared 2 shared  
Leopoldo Marangoni 1 1  
Emilio Marchi 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Italo Marchi 1 shared 1 shared  
Roberto Marchi 1 1  
Armando Marini 1 probable 1 probable  
Marco Marinone 1 shared 1 shared  
Gino Martini 1 1  
Enzo Martissa 1 1  
Ubaldo Marziali 1 shared probable 1 shared probable  
Raffaele Marzocca 2 2  
Ezio Masenti 1 1  
Angelo Mastragostino 1 1  
Salvatore Mechelli 2 shared 1  
Aldo Meoli 1 shared 1 shared  
Alfiero Mezzetti 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Enrico Micheli 1 shared 1 shared  
Lorenzo Migliorato 8 shared 1  
Corrado Mignani 1 1  
Luca Minella 1 1  
Gustavo Minelli 2 shared probables 1 shared  
Oscar Molinari 3 3  
Edoardo Molinari 1 1  
Bruno Mondini 1 3  
Paolo Montanari 1 1  
Amleto Monterumici 4 shared 2  
Ezio Monti 4 shared 4 shared  
Armando Moresi 1 probable 1 probable  
Giorgio Moretti 2 2  
Goliardo Mosca 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Aurelio Munich 1 1  
Vittorio Muratori 1 probable 1 probable  
Francesco Nanin 7 shared 7 shared  
Giovanni Negri 4 shared 4 shared  
Alfonso Notari 1 probable 1 probable  
Achille Pacini 4 shared 4 shared  
Romano Palmera 2 2  
Pardino Pardini 1 1  
Amedeo Parmeggiani 1 shared 1 shared  
Eudo Parmiggiani 3 shared 3 shared  
Orfeo Paroli 1 shared 1 shared  
Andrea Dalla Pasqua 5 shared 5 shared  
Luigi Pasquetti 2 2  
Vincenzo Patriarca 3 3  
Corrado Patrizi 3 shared 1  
Milano Pausi 1 shared 1 shared  
Ernesto Pavan 3 4  
Wisdor Pederzoli 1 1  
Francesco Penna 2 shared 2 shared  
Otello Perotti 2 2  
Gianfranco Perversi 2 2  
Spartaco Petrignani 1 1  
Vittorio Pezzè 2 shared 2 shared  
Narciso Pillepich 7 shared 7 shared  
Armando Piragino 6 shared 6 shared  
Vittorio Pirchio 3 shared 3 shared  
Mario Pluda 1 2  
Lido Poli 2 shared 2 shared  
Virgilio Pongiluppi 4 shared 4 shared  
Franco Porta 1 1  
Vittorio Pozzati 1 1  
Rolando Pratelli 4 shared 4 shared  
Luigi Prati 4 shared 4 shared  
Francesco Putzu 3 shared 3 shared  
Walter Ratticchieri 3 3  
Annibale Ricotti 1 1  
Mario Rigatti 1 1  
Angelo Rizzardo 1 probable 1 probable  
Maurizio Nicolis di Robilant 3 3  
Fortunato Rolando 3 shared 3 shared  
Carlo Romagnoli 1 2  
Vittorio Romandini 2 shared 2 shared  
Aldo Rosa 3 shared 3 shared  
Paolo Rossi 4 shared 4 shared  
Mario Ruffilli 3 shared 3 shared  
Alessandro Rusconi 3 shared 3 shared  
Alessandro Ruzzene 2 shared 2 shared  
Luigi Sacchi 1 1  
Giuseppe Salvadori 4 shared 4 shared  
Eugenio Salvi 4 shared 4 shared  
Giuseppe Sanguettoli 1 1  
Domenico Santonocito 6 shared 6 shared  
Corrado Santoro 4 4  
Giuseppe Saracino 1 shared 1 shared  
Franco Sarasino 4 shared 4 shared  
Leopoldo Sartirana 1 1  
Giorgio Savoja 1 shared 1  
Giovanni Scagliarini 1 1  
Mario Scagliarini 1 1  
Giuseppe Scaglioni 8 shared 8 shared  
Sante Schiroli 1 shared 1 shared  
Alfredo Sclavo 3 shared 4 shared  
Pietro Secchi 3 shared 3 shared  
Bernardino Serafini 3 3  
Eduardo Sorvillo 1 1  
Felice Sozzi 5 shared 5 shared  
Felice Squassoni 1 2  
Sergio Stauble 1 1  
Emilio Stefani 1 1  
Roberto Steppi 3 shared 2  
Ernesto Taddia 1 probable 1 probable  
Giovanni Tadini 3 shared 3 shared  
Luciano Tarantini 3 3  
Manlio Tarantino 1 1  
Federico Tassinari 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Arrigo Tessari 4 shared 4 shared  
Torquato Testerini 2 2  
Athos Tieghi 2 shared 2 shared  
Giuseppe Timolina 6 shared 6 shared  
Bruno Trevisan 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Ernesto Trevisi 1 1  
Domenico Tufano 1 1  
Mario Turchi 2 2  
Riccardo Vaccari 1 2  
Antonio Valle 1 1  
Vincenzo Vanni 7 shared 7 shared  
Aurelio Vedovi 1 shared 1 shared Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Adriano Vezzi 1 1  
Renato Villa 1 shared 1 shared  
Mario Viola 2 2 Victories claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Natale Viola 4 shared 4 shared  
Vittorio Visconti 4 shared 4 shared  
Giuseppe Vitali 1 probable 1 probable  
Manlio Vivarelli 1 1 Victory claimed during the Spanish Civil War.
Piero Vodret 1 1  
Ferruccio Vosilla 3 shared 3 shared  
Angelo Zanaria 1 shared 1 shared  
Fernando Zanni 1 1  
Martino Zannier 2 shared 2 shared  
Bruno Zotti 7 shared 7 shared  
Gianmario Zuccarini 1 4  
Giuseppe Enrico Zuffi 6 shared 6 shared  

The 92a Squadriglia in North Africa

The Fiat CR.42 in Regia Aeronautica service






Last modified 26 August 2007