Biplane fighter aces


Sergente Maggiore Faliero Gelli

In November 1940, Sergente Maggiore Gelli served in the 153a Squadriglia of the 3o Gruppo, which was equipped with Fiat CR.42s

In the afternoon on 27 November 1940, three CR.42s of the 153a Squadriglia piloted by Tenente Pellicioli, Tenente Falconi and Sergente Maggiore Gelli scrambled and intercepted a British aircraft identified as a ‘Blackburn Roc’ (probably a Skua) and Gelli claimed it probably shot down off the Tunisian coast.

Gelli ended the war with 1 probable biplane victory.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  27/11/40 p.m. 1 ’Blackburn Roc’ (a) Probable Fiat CR.42   Off Tunisian coast 153a Squadriglia

Biplane victories: 1 probably destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 probably destroyed.
(a) Probably a Blackburn Skua.

3o Stormo, storia fotografica - Dai biplani agli aviogetti - C. Lucchini and E. Leproni, 1990 Gino Rossato Editore.
Additional information kindly provided by Giovanni Massimello and Ludovico Slongo.

Last modified 05 April 2010