Biplane fighter aces

Italy

Capitano Giovanni Scagliarini

17 November 1913 -


Photo kindly via Gianluca Frascari.

Decorations
Date Decoration Note
??/??/38 Medaglia d’argento al valor militare (1st) O.M.S.
??/??/41 Medaglia d’argento al valor militare (2nd) 1940-43
??/??/42 Medaglia di bronzo al valor militare 1940-43
??/??/42 Croce di guerra al valor militare 1940-43
??/??/?? Croce al merito di guerra 1940-43
??/??/?? Medaglia commemorativa della campagna di Spagna (1936-1939) O.M.S.
??/??/?? Medaglia di benemerenza per i volontari della guerra Spagna O.M.S.

Giovanni Scagliarini was born on 17 November 1913 and was from Finale Emilia (Modena).

He served as a volunteer during the Spanish Civil War.

On 4 April 1935, he was commissioned (in Servizio Permanente Effettivo).

He was promoted to Capitano on 24 July 1940.

In November 1942, Scagliarini belonged to the 233a Squadriglia, 59o Gruppo BT. This night-fighter unit was at this time equipped with Fiat CR.42CNs and based in Italy.

On the night between 20 and 21 November 1942, he shot down Halifax Mk.II (DT571/MP-M) of 76 Squadron over Turin.
This was the last victory claimed by an Italian CR.42 night-fighter.

In 1943, he served in the 41o Stormo.

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

Claims:
Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  1942                
1 20/11/42 night 1 Halifax (a) Destroyed Fiat CR.42CN   Turin 233a Squadriglia

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed.
(a) Halifax Mk.II (DT571/MP-M) of 76 Squadron.

Sources:
Annuario Ufficiale Delle Forze Armate Del Regno D’Italia Anno 1943. Part III Regia Aeronautica – 1943 Istituto Poligrafico Dello Stato, Roma
Elenco Nominativo dei Militari dell' A. M. Decorati al V. M. Durante it Periodo 1929 - 1945 2 Volume M - Z
I Lancaster di Genova - Andrea Gazzotti, 1999 Aerofan nr. 70 lug-sett 1999 kindly provided by Jean Michel Cala with translations kindly provided by Birgitta Hallberg-Lombardi.
Additional information kindly provided by Gianluca Frascari and Ludovico Slongo.




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