Biplane fighter aces


Alberto Vallés Gateu

In November 1938, Alberto Vallés Gateu served in 1a/26, which was equipped with Polikarpov I-15s.

On 1 November, the 1a/26 (I-15) claimed three and three shared CR.32s when Jaime Torn Roca (CO) claimed one and one shared, José Bastida Porres claimed one, L. Población Cuenca one, Vallés Gateu one shared and J. Vela Díaz one shared.

He claimed a CR.32 on 9 November.

Vallés Gateu ended the war with 1 biplane victory.

Kill no. Date Time Number Type Result Plane type Serial no. Locality Unit
  01/11/38   1/? CR.32 Shared destroyed I-15   Spain 1a/26
1 09/11/38   1 CR.32 Destroyed I-15   Spain 1a/26

Biplane victories: 1 and 1 shared destroyed.
TOTAL: 1 and 1 shared destroyed.

Air War over Spain - Jesus Salas Larrazabal, 1974 Ian Allan Ltd, Shepperton, Surrey, ISBN 0-7110-0521-4
Spanish Republican Aces – Rafael A. Permuy López, 2012 Osprey Publishing, Oxford, ISBN 978-1-84908-668-4

Last modified 5 May 2019