Biplane fighter aces


Tenente Guglielmo Russino

Date Decoration Note
??/??/53 Medaglia d’argento al valor militare 1940-43
??/??/42 Medaglia di bronzo al valor militare 1940-43

Guglielmo Russino was from Cedegolo (Brescia).

In December 1941, Tenente Guglielmo Russino served in the Nucleo C. T. at Misuarat of the 155a Squadriglia, 3o Gruppo. The unit was at the time still equipped with Fiat CR.42s.

At 11:10 on 6 December, Tenente Russino scrambled and intercepted a Beaufighter in the Tauorga zone while it was ground strafing the Balbia road. Russino shot down the Beaufighter using 250 7.7mm rounds and 80 12.7mm rounds.
During the day, two Beaufighters from Malta, detached from 272 Squadron, were lost whilst attacking roads around Tripoli; one in the morning action and a second in the afternoon.

Russino ended the war with 1 biplane victory.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 06/12/41 11:10- 1 Beaufighter (a) Destroyed Fiat CR.42   Tauorga zone 155a Squadriglia

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed.
(a) Possibly Beaufighter from 272 Squadron.

Elenco Nominativo dei Militari dell’ A. M. Decorati al V. M. Durante it Periodo 1929 - 1945 2 Volume M - Z
La Battaglie Aeree In Africa Settentrionale: Novembre-Dicembre 1941 – Michele Palermo, IBN, ISBN 88-7565-102-7

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