Biplane fighter aces

Italy

Sottotenente Wisdor Pederzoli

Wisdor Pederzoli belonged to 23o Gruppo Autonomo CT. This unit was based at Pantelleria, Sicily, and was equipped with Fiat CR.42s.

On the afternoon of 30 August 1941 Pederzoli was part of a two-plane escort to a convoy. The two pilots reported that three Wellingtons attempted to attack the ships. The first was attacked by Sergente Francesco Cuscuna. This aircraft which dived into the sea after he had hit the engines. Wisdor Pederzoli claimed a second in flames and the third was claimed as a probable between them. On this day a Wellington (W5559) of the Overseas Delivery unit, flying from Gibraltar to Malta was shot down eight miles south of Lampedusa, presumably the victim of 23o Gruppo.

Pederzoli ended the war with 1 biplane victory.

Claims:
Kill no. Date Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1941              
1 30/8/41 1 Wellington (a) Destroyed Fiat CR.42   off Lampedusa 23o Gruppo CT
  30/8/41 ½ Wellington (a) Shared probable Fiat CR.42   off Lampedusa 23o Gruppo CT

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed, 1 shared probable.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed, 1 shared probable.
(a) One Wellington was lost during the day when Wellington W5559 of the Overseas Delivery unit, flying from Gibraltar to Malta was shot down eight miles south of Lampedusa.

Sources:
Malta: The Hurricane Years 1940-41 - Christopher Shores, 1987