Air War for Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete 1940-41 by Christopher Shores, Brian Cull, Nicola Malizia

By Christopher Shores, Brian Cull, Nicola Malizia

The air conflict for Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete begun in June 1940 with the Italian assertion of warfare. long ago, there was a lot controversy among air historians on the various info of the operations. It used to be the following, for instance, that Pat Pattie believed through many to be the Royal Air Forces unknown top-scoring fighter pilot of the entire conflict, observed such a lot of his motion. Taken from wide examine into to be had British, Italian and German files, and interviews and correspondence with survivors or family members of these current, this e-book seeks to supply a correct portrait of the air battle for Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete from 1940-41.

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C l a i m s totalled seven confirmed and two probables: Sgt G r e g o r y three Fig Off W a n k l y n Flower o n e Fig Off H o s k e n one p r o b a b l e Fit Lt J o n e s Fig Off Sykes Fig Off Price-Owen two o n e (by collision) one p r o b a b l e A p a r t f r o m Mignani, t w o m o r e C R 4 2 s were actually lost, G i o r g i o Graffer - o n e of the most successful Italian fighter pilots of the war thus far, with five victories credited to him - being killed, while Serg Achille Pacini baled out.

O n e of the fighters c a u g h t the c o n c e n t r a t e d fire f r o m o n e flight a n d it came d o w n in a vertical dive with s m o k e p o u r i n g f r o m the fuselage. ' Personnel of 211 Squadron: 1 to r: 'Imbros', the Greek interpreter, Pit Off Gerry Davis, the c o m m a n d i n g officer's observer, w h o w o u l d be killed on 13 April 1941, Sqn Ldr G o r d o n - F i n l a y s o n , Fig Off A J M "Curly' Fabian of the O p e r a t i o n s Staff (a W W I pilot) and Fig Off Alan Godfrey.

Near Premet two m o r e 72° G r u p p o Ro37bis were seen 1000 feet below; Pattle and Pit Off C o o p e r dived on these a n d sent d o w n both in flames. O n e m a n was seen to bale out of C o o p e r ' s victim, but both m e m b e r s of each crew were reported lost by t h e Italians ( C a p G a r d e l l a / C a p Fuchs; Serg Leoni/Serg Vescia). Nine Blenheims f r o m 211 S q u a d r o n led by Sqn Ldr G o r d o n - F i n l a y s o n raided Valona, their b o m b s causing little d a m a g e of note.

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