Biplane fighter aces

Italy

Tenente Enrico Manfredini

In June 1941, Tenente Enrico Manfredini served in the 83a Squadriglia, 18o Gruppo CT in North Africa. The unit was at the time still equipped with Fiat CR.42s.

On 30 June, the CR.42s of the 18o Gruppo provided escort to Ju 88s bombing allied ships when they were some 30 miles south of Ras Azzaz. Here Tenente Manfredini reported encountering three Hurricanes, one which he claimed to have probably shot down.

Manfredini ended the war with 1 probable biplane victory.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941                
  30/06/41   1 Hurricane Probably destroyed Fiat CR.42   30m S Raz Azzaz 83a Squadriglia

Biplane victories: 1 probably destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 probably destroyed.

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 18 November 2014