Sergente Arturo Imberti
In May 1941, Imberti served in the 366a Squadriglia, 151o Gruppo CT, in Libya. This unit was at the time equipped with the Fiat CR.42.
On 2 May 1941, a pair of CR.42s from the 366a Squadriglia flown by Tenente Amedeo Guidi and Sergente Imberti were involved in combat with three Blenheims. Sergente Imberti claimed a Blenheim while Tenente Amedeo Guidi claimed a damaged.
It is possible that they had been involved in combat with Blenheims from 55 Squadron, which reported L8398 as struck off charge due to unknown reasons.
Imberti ended the war with 1 victory, this one claimed while flying the Fiat CR.42.
|Kill no.||Date||Number||Type||Result||Plane type||Serial no.||Locality||Unit|
|1||02/05/41||1||Blenheim (a)||Destroyed||Fiat CR.42||North Africa||366a Squadriglia|
Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed.
(a) Possibly claimed in combat with Blenheims from 55 Squadron, which reported L8398 as struck off charge due to unknown reasons.
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