Biplane fighter aces


Maresciallo Luigi Iellici

Luigi Iellici volunteered for service in the Spanish Civil War where he served in X Gruppo flying CR.32s.

Iellici ended the Spanish Civil War with 1 biplane victory.

In June 1941, Maresciallo Iellici served in 150o Squadriglia, 2o Gruppo CT, which was at the time serving in North Africa and equipped with Fiat G.50bis.

After the Italian surrender on 8 September 1943, Iellici joined the Italiana Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana (A. N. R.) where he served in the Squadriglia Complementare ’Montefusco’, flying the Fiat G.55.

Iellici ended the war with 1 biplane victory and a total of 5.
During the war, he was decorated with two Medaglie d’argento al valor militare, three Medaglie di bronzo al valor militare and the German Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 ??/??/3?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed Fiat CR.32   Spain X Gruppo
2 ??/??/4?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed        
3 ??/??/4?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed        
4 ??/??/4?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed        
5 ??/??/4?   1 Enemy aircraft Destroyed        

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 5 destroyed.

Air War over Spain - Jesus Salas Larrazabal, 1974 Ian Allan Ltd, Shepperton, Surrey, ISBN 0-7110-0521-4
Assi Italiani Della Caccia 1936-1945 - Giovanni Massimello, 1999 Aerofan no. 69 apr.-giu. 1999, Giorgio Apostolo Editore, Milan
Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil War - Alfredo Logoluso, 2010 Osprey Publishing, Oxford, ISBN 978-1-84603-983-6

Last modified 12 August 2018