Biplane fighter aces


José Baldero Escudero

In December 1937, José Baldero Escudero served in the 3a Escuadrilla of the Grupo de Caza No 26, which was equipped with Polikarpov I-15s.

On 30 December, the 3a/26 (I-15) claimed two Bf 109s over the Teruel area, one by teniente Juan Comas Borrás (CO) and one by Baldero.
No Bf 109s were lost this day but the Legion Condor was involved in combat during the day when the Bf 109s from 1.J/88 claimed two I-15s (Leutnant Walter Adolph and Unteroffizier Ernst Terry) and one I-16 (Oberfeldwebel Ignaz Prestele).

Baldero ended the Spanish Civil War with 1 biplane victory.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
1 30/12/37   1 Bf 109 (a) Destroyed I-15   Teruel area 3a/26

Biplane victories: 1 destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 destroyed.
(a) No Bf 109s were lost this day.

Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil War - Alfredo Logoluso, 2010 Osprey Publishing, Oxford, ISBN 978-1-84603-983-6
Fighter Pilots Of The Spanish Republic (Vol. 1) - Rafael A. Permuy López, Historica 36/39 no. 1, ISBN 84-87314-89-9
Spanish Republican Aces – Rafael A Permuy López, 2012 Osprey Publishing, Oxford, ISBN 978-1-84908-668-4
The Legion Condor - Karl Ries and Hans Ring, 1992 Schiffer Publishing, ISBN 0-88740-339-5

Last modified 5 May 2019