Biplane fighter aces

Italy

Capitano Bruno Alessandrini

Bruno Alessandrini served as a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War, where he served in the 24a Squadriglia, XVI Gruppo.

During his time in Spain, he claimed four victories with the Fiat CR.32.

In the beginning of February 1942, Capitano Alessandrini served as CO of the 155a Squadriglia, 3o Gruppo Autonomo CT in North Africa. This unit was still equipped with Fiat CR.42s.
At the time of Operation Torch (8 November 1942) he still served as CO of this unit.

Alessandrini ended the war with 4 biplane victories and a total of 5.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  193?                
1 ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed Fiat CR.32   Spain 24a Squadriglia
2 ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed Fiat CR.32   Spain 24a Squadriglia
3 ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed Fiat CR.32   Spain 24a Squadriglia
4 ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed Fiat CR.32   Spain 24a Squadriglia
  194?                
5 ??/??/4?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed        

Biplane victories: 4 destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 destroyed.

Sources:
A History of the Mediterranean Air War 1940-1945: Volume Two – Christopher Shores and Giovanni Massimello with Russell Guest, Frank Olynyk & Winfried Bock, 2012 Grub Street, London, ISBN-13: 9781909166127
A History of the Mediterranean Air War 1940-1945: Volume Three – Christopher Shores and Giovanni Massimello with Russell Guest, Frank Olynyk & Winfried Bock, 2016 Grub Street, London, ISBN-13: 9781910690000
Assi Italiani Della Caccia 1936-1945 - Giovanni Massimello, 1999 Aerofan no. 69 apr.-giu. 1999, Giorgio Apostolo Editore, Milan




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