Biplane fighter aces

Italy

Sergente Vittorio Ghini

In August 1941, Sergente Vittorio Ghini served in the 393a Squadriglia, 160o Gruppo CT. This unit was at the time equipped with Fiat CR.42s.

On 10 August, the 160o Gruppo (375a, 393a and 394a Squadriglie) arrived at Tamet, Libya, with CR.42s to replace 18o Gruppo (which returned to Italy).

On 25 September, Sergente Ghini claimed a Blenheim over Benghazi as a probable.
This combat can’t be verified with Commonwealth records.

Ghini ended the war with one probable biplane victory.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
  25/09/41   1 Blenheim (a) Probably destroyed Fiat CR.42   Benghazi 393a Squadriglia

Biplane victories: 1 probably destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 probably destroyed.
(a) Not verified with Commonwealth records.

Sources:
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




Last modified 17 August 2014