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23 April 2017 - 07:44 PMTra continuità e incertezza: Italia e Albania (1914-1939) : la strategia ... page 278 makes references to tests made in Libya about use of S.81 bomber in transport function:
- 22-25 troops with rifles and machine guns(probably fucile mitragliatori)
- 65/17 gun in 5 parts with 10 crew and 8 ammo boxes or
1 motorcycle w/machine gun and 15 troops
Range is stated as 500km.
23 April 2017 - 06:36 PMIt seems GAF settore only covered from San Giovanni di Medua to Pescopia so the northern part, it seems nothing was there to protect central eastern Albania from Ohrid/Debar area . Is this true?
22 April 2017 - 12:31 AMAn artieri company is said to have 4 platoons artieri each with 2 squadra artieri - so 8 squadra per company, while battalions are said to have 2-4 companies.
Now my question is how many men had a squadra artieri? or if that info is not available extrapolate for how many men had the platoon, company or battalion?
19 April 2017 - 09:27 PMI am looking for all operations for this day. From patrols to bombing to recon...
So far i compiled these:
Against French targets:
From Giancarlo Garello Regia Aeronautica e Armee de l'air 1940-1943
From 1 Squadra(North Italy)
8 Sqd(7 Stormo) Fiat Br.20 recons Toulon (fails due to weather) , afternoon a Br.20 from 43 Stormo completes the mission.
From 3 Squadra(Central Italy)
11 Sqd 1 S.79 recons Bastia
197 Sqd 2 Cant Z.506 recons Corse - probably Ajaccio -
197 Sqd 2 Cant Z.506 recons Alger
196 Sqd 2 Cant Z.506 recons Oran
"288 Sqd 2 S.79" recons Biserte, Karouba, Sidi Ahmed airport - 288sqd was in Brindisi and was not with S.79 - probably the unit was the 228 in Decimomanu or 198 in Elmas - since the next day atack was done by 32 stormo it is probably the 228 since it belonged to that stormo.
188 Sqd - 2 Cant Z.501 naval/asw search in direction Capo Bergut-La Galite
From Libya - Tripolitania:
15 Stormo - 3 S.79 recon Sfax, Ben Gardane and several forts
64 Gruppo OA - 1 Ro.37 recons Ben Gardane and the border
"Inferno su Malta", di Nicola Malizia (1976)
10 S.79 of 34 Stormo(72 bombe da 100 kg (su Hal Far), 15 S.79 of 11 Stormo (15 bombe da 250 kg e 120 da 50 kg (arsenale militare di Brumola)-escorted by 9 MC200 88Sqd-, 10 S.79 41 of Stormo(15 bombe da 250 kg e 40 da 100 (su Kalafrana)) bomb Malta in the morning.
Fighter sweep of 9 MC200 of 79sqd in Malta
CAP of 3 MC 200 81 sqd in the track Catania-Comiso-Gela-Siracusa followed by another 3 later.
Afternoon again 8 S.79 of 34 Stormo, 15 S.79 of 11 Stormo(escorted bu 9 MC200 88Sqd), 10 S.79 41 of Stormo bomb Malta in the morning.Same targets as in the morning.
CAP of 2 MC200 of 81sqd in southern eastern sicilian coast.
30 min latter of the first wave bombers at 18h30m 5 S.79 of 36 Stormo bomb Malta harbour.
On 11 June, the Regia Aeronautica in Tobruk was in alarm readiness from 00:00 and a standing patrol of three Fiat CR.32s of the 8º Gruppo was maintained over the Tobruk T2 airfield and Tobruk harbour.
For day missions dependent on British attacks: http://surfcity.kund...aly_cardano.htm
Anyone can add more missions for this day?
12 April 2017 - 04:22 PMFor example 14°Raggruppamento artiglieria GaF went to be the 14°Raggruppamento artiglieria Costiera in Naples. Any others? without fighting on the borders - except Yugoslavia and Albania in 1941 - i guess most GAF artillery raggr. were disbanded or converted to Coastal, is this true?
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