Sergente Maggiore Gastone De Portis
In May 1941, Sergente Maggiore Gastone De Portis served in the 162a Squadriglia on Rhodes. This unit was at the time equipped with the Fiat CR.42.
Early in the morning on 27 May, a photo-reconnaissance Hurricane (V7423) of 2 PRU made a sortie over Rhodes in the hands of ex-30 Squadron pilot, Flying Officer S. N. Pearce. It was intercepted and claimed as probably shot down by Sergente Maggiore De Portis, but in fact returned undamaged.
De Portis ended the war with 1 probable victory, this one claimed while flying the Fiat CR.42.
|Kill no.||Date||Time||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|27/05/41||morning||1||Blenheim (a)||Probably destroyed||Fiat CR.42||Rhodes||162a Squadriglia|
A History of the Mediterranean Air War 1940-1945: Volume One – Christopher Shores and Giovanni Massimello with Russell Guest, 2012 Grub Street, London, ISBN 978-1908117076