Biplane fighter aces


Sergente Maggiore Mario Lingua

In May 1941, Lingua served in the 95a Squadriglia, 18o Gruppo CT, in Libya. This unit was at the time equipped with the Fiat CR.42.

On 16 May 1941, Sergente Maggiore Lingua claimed a Blenheim 5 miles off the coast at Benghazi.
This claim can’t be verified with RAF records.

Lingua ended the war with 1 victory, this one claimed while flying the Fiat CR.42.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 16/05/41   1 Blenheim (a) Destroyed Fiat CR.42   5m off the coast at Benghazi 95a Squadriglia

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed.
(a) This claim can’t be verified with RAF records.

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
Hurricanes over Tobruk - Brian Cull with Don Minterne, 1999 Grub Street, London, ISBN 1-902304-11-X

Last modified 5 June 2014