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hi,

i shared some info i found in Osprey books, Hakans web and other sites:

1 12/08/1936 1 Vildebeest Destroyed Ni-H.52 Antequera
2 18/08/1936 1 Ni-H.52 Destroyed He 51B Mérida? ataca a una patrulla de patrulla de Vildebeest escoltados por un ni-52, ¿¿no losses??
3 18/08/1936 1 Potez 540 Destroyed He 51B Santa Cruz de Mudela Photo of wreck of the bomber in book Alas Rojas sobre España, Miguel Sanchís on page 35, shot down in less than 8 min over Santa Cruz de Mudela/Confirmed by Pazó Montes after escape to nationalist territory
4 02/09/1936 1 Ni-H.52 Destroyed He 51B Talavera Seems overclaim, only loss was nacionalist pilot Fernandez Tudela
5 11/09/1936 morning 1 Ni-H.52 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Talavera area 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio The 1a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio shot down 2 Ni-H.52s flown by French pilots Captain Jean Labitte and Sergeant Abel Guidez, who had enrolled in the Escuadra España from the reserve corps of the Armée de l’Air. Both pilots survived to return to their unit
16/09/1936 1/2 Potez 540 Shared destroyed CR.32 3-51 Navalcarnero area 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio 2º Lafayette "N" Pilot Gumersindo Arean force-landed near Navalcarnero, crew dead except pilot survive, Morato also attacks two Breguets…..
6 16/09/1936 1 Potez 540 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Navalcarnero area 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio same plane that shared by GianLino Baschirotto, claimed like complete claim? Claim another more?
7 20/09/1936 1 Fury Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Santa Olalla 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio The Republican pilots claimed six victories for the loss of two I-15s (Ivan K. Kovtun and Petr A. Purov killed). The Nationalist pilots claimed six victories and three damaged for the loss of one CR.32 and a second force-landed
8 25/09/1936 1 Breguet XIX Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Bargas area 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio Republican side lost 28 aircraft, and Nationalists lost 10 (including 2 Republican and 1 Nationalist aircraft, that deserted)
9 16/10/1936 1 Loire 46 C1 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Mocejon-Madrid area 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio Shot down near Illescas Guiseppe Kirzai, Photo on Ospreys book
10 18/10/1936 1 Breguet XIX Destroyed CR.32 3-51 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio 2 losses in Illescas….Republican side lost 28 aircraft, and Nationalists lost 10 (including 2 Republican and 1 Nationalist aircraft, that deserted)
11 18/10/1936 1 Breguet XIX Destroyed CR.32 3-51 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio 2 losses in Illescas….Republican side lost 28 aircraft, and Nationalists lost 10 (including 2 Republican and 1 Nationalist aircraft, that deserted)
21.10.36 Boeing 281, Loire-46? Probably destroyed CR.32 3-51 between Pinto and Parla Ramón Puparelli Francia (CO of all Republican fighters on the Madrid front) to scramble in the sole Boeing 281, and he fell victim to Nationalist CR.32s between Pinto and Parla. Bailing out successfully, he broke ribs on landing and spent the next few months recovering in hospital in Madrid
12 05/11/1936 1 Potez 540 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Leganés-Madrid 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio force-landed in Republican territory with a dead engine
13 05/11/1936 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Leganés-Madrid 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio *Republican fighters claimed five CR.32 for the loss of two I-15 and several other damaged. Nationalist CR.32s claimed seven fighters and one bomber for the loss of one CR.32.*Leytenant Petr Aleksandrovich Mitrofanov of Escuadrilla Palancar, was shot down over enemy territory in his I-15 and even if he managed to bail out of his burning aircraft he was killed, thus becoming the first Russian pilot killed in Spain. Although the other I-15 Miroshnichenko was a write-off, its pilot survived his forced landing on the tree-lined avenue of Paseo de la Castellana. Several other I-15s returned to their base at Campo Soto, near Algete, with varying degrees of battle damage
14 09/11/1936 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Madrid area 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio 2 losses attacking one plane of Legion Condor, one I-15 fell in Vicalvarado, turn over trying to land and other crashed in flames between Madrid and Barajas
15 13/11/1936 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Paseo de Rosales 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio *Nationalist forces claimed nine I-15s and 1 SB while losing 1 CR.32 and 1 force-landed. Republican forces claimed 6 CR.42 while losing 2 I-15s (Karp Kovtun and Petr A. Purov) and 1 SB (reportedly to AA fire) probably by Salas.*
13/11/1936 1 SB Damaged CR.32 3-51 Getafe-Cuatro Vientos 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio *Nationalist forces claimed nine I-15s and 1 SB while losing 1 CR.32 and 1 force-landed. Republican forces claimed 6 CR.42 while losing 2 I-15s (Karp Kovtun and Petr A. Purov) and 1 SB (reportedly to AA fire).*
13/11/1936 1 SB Damaged CR.32 3-51 Getafe-Cuatro Vientos 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio *Nationalist forces claimed nine I-15s and 1 SB while losing 1 CR.32 and 1 force-landed. Republican forces claimed 6 CR.42 while losing 2 I-15s (Karp Kovtun and Petr A. Purov) and 1 SB (reportedly to AA fire).*
13/11/1936 1 SB Damaged CR.32 3-51 Getafe-Cuatro Vientos 2a*Escuadrilla de Caza del Tercio *Nationalist forces claimed nine I-15s and 1 SB while losing 1 CR.32 and 1 force-landed. Republican forces claimed 6 CR.42 while losing 2 I-15s (Karp Kovtun and Petr A. Purov) and 1 SB (reportedly to AA fire).*
1937
16 03/01/1937 1 SB Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Córdoba area Patrulla Azul 2 SBs from the 3a/12 shot down (one of these with number 31 "white"), first pilot was Ananías Sanjuan Alonso only survivor in crashlanding, Cap Alvarez Rueda and gunner Gonzalez Martos were killed (crew Celso gonzalez and gunner Julian Fuentes Alonso???)
17 03/01/1937 1 SB Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Córdoba area Patrulla Azul 2 SBs from the 3a/12 shot down (one of these with number 31 "white"), second pilot was Nikolay Batov (alias Ivanov), observer 1Lt. Vladimir Zotov (or Manuel Alvarez Rueda??) and gunner Octaviano Muñoz Hernandez
18 18/02/1937 morning 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Jarama Front, over Villaconejos Patrulla Azul claimed 4 I-15 + 5 Probables, Republicans lost 6 aircraft include I-15 Ivan Kopets WIA of Escuadrilla José by Presel and I-15 Harold Evans Dahl from Escuadrilla Lacalle both bail out by Presel or Ruzzin. Another I-15 from Escuadrilla Lacalle was downed by Degli Incerti or Fiacchino Benjamin, David Leider (American) perished trying a forced landing. Lt. Zamashanskiy with I-16 was also killed trying to crash-land after shot up by Montegnacco or Degli Incerti. Three losses from Escuadrilla La Calle, two from Escuadrilla José and one from Escuadrilla Kolesnikov. Leytenant Ugrovatov from Escuadrilla Jose parachuted to safety over friendly territory from his stricken I-15 while Leytenant Filip Zamashanskiy, patrol leader of the I-16-equipped Escuadrilla Kolesnikov, was killed trying to crash-land his fighter after it had been shot up. Also Allison’s I-15 gave a jerk, then it executed a perfect Immelmann and headed back to base but he was forced to make an emergency landing. Both Allison and Dahl rejoined their unit the next day
18/02/1937 morning 1 I-15 Probably destroyed CR.32 3-51 Jarama Front, over Villaconejos Patrulla Azul claimed 4 I-15 + 5 Probables, Republicans lost 6 aircraft include I-15 Ivan Kopets WIA of Escuadrilla José by Presel and I-15 Harold Evans Dahl from Escuadrilla Lacalle both bail out by Presel or Ruzzin. Another I-15 from Escuadrilla Lacalle was downed by Degli Incerti or Fiacchino Benjamin, David Leider (American) perished trying a forced landing. Lt. Zamashanskiy with I-16 was also killed trying to crash-land after shot up by Montegnacco or Degli Incerti. Three losses from Escuadrilla La Calle, two from Escuadrilla José and one from Escuadrilla Kolesnikov. Leytenant Ugrovatov from Escuadrilla Jose parachuted to safety over friendly territory from his stricken I-15 while Leytenant Filip Zamashanskiy, patrol leader of the I-16-equipped Escuadrilla Kolesnikov, was killed trying to crash-land his fighter after it had been shot up. Also Allison’s I-15 gave a jerk, then it executed a perfect Immelmann and headed back to base but he was forced to make an emergency landing. Both Allison and Dahl rejoined their unit the next day
19 04/06/1937 1 I-16 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 2-G-3
20 12/06/1937 1 R-5 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 ORHU, Huesca 2-G-3 1 Papagayo lost this day (R-5) for two claims the other was by M. Guerrero
21 14/06/1937 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 2-G-3 "Republican losses two I-15 and two I-16. Petr Burov and Anton Moseyko were both killed when their I-16s suffered critical wing failures during flight.
At the time of his death, Moseyko had claimed one victory"
22 14/07/1937 1 R-Z Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Majadahonda, Hoyo de Pinares 2-G-3 Claimed 2 RZ, 2 were shot down. One of the victims was Tte. Eduardo Verduzco Robles 50 Escuadrilla independiente de Natashas "la Barcelona" KIA
23 14/07/1937 1 R-Z Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Majadahonda, Hoyo de Pinares 2-G-3 Claimed 2 RZ, 2 were shot down. One of the victims was Tte. Eduardo Verduzco Robles 50 Escuadrilla independiente de Natashas "la Barcelona" KIA
24 15/07/1937 1 I-16 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Brunete 2-G-3 2 I-15 lost and one I-16 (in other source 2 I-16 shot down), republicans claimed 7 between CR-32 and He-51
25 15/07/1937 1 I-16 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Brunete 2-G-3 2 I-15 lost and one I-16 (in other source 2 I-16 shot down), republicans claimed 7 between CR-32 and He-51
26 18/07/1937 1 R-Z Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Brunete area 2-G-3 It seems that 6 R-Zs and 3 fighters are verified with Republican records.*in other source 2 losses ¿?
27 02/09/1937 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Belchite area 2-G-3 Not confirmed with Government records.
28 04/12/1937 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51
1938
29 12/03/1938 afternoon 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Híjar att. 2-G-3 2-G-3 claimed 7 I-15s, 1 probable and 1 damaged and 1 SB destroyed without losses. 2 I-15 shot down CA-034 Ramon Llorente & Aradin CA-057, 2 landed and recovered ca-040 Mora , ca-018 Piner also lost I-16 Antonio Arias bail out
30 12/03/1938 afternoon 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Híjar att. 2-G-3 2-G-3 claimed 7 I-15s, 1 probable and 1 damaged and 1 SB destroyed without losses. 2 I-15 shot down CA-034 Ramon Llorente & Aradin CA-057, 2 landed and recovered ca-040 Mora , ca-018 Piner also lost I-16 Antonio Arias bail out
31 25/06/1938 1 R-Z Destroyed CR.32 3-51 near La Puebla de Valverde 3-G-3 3a Escuadrilla Grupo 30 seems 2 losses 2 by Morato shared with AA
32 25/06/1938 1 R-Z Destroyed CR.32 3-51 near La Puebla de Valverde 3-G-3 3a Escuadrilla Grupo 30 seems 2 losses 2 by Morato shared with AA
33 01/08/1938 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 near Fayón 3-G-3 7 claims Morato, O'Connor,Joaquin Velasco, Benjumea, Sagastizabal, Antonio Manrique (2), no info of losses
34 14/08/1938 1 I-16 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 Gandesa area 3-G-3 Claimed in combat with I-16 from 1a, 3a*and 4a*Escuadrillas who lost at least one I-16 (i-16, 4ª esc. Manuel Fernandez Morales) and got three more damaged while claiming 3 CR.32s and 1 He 111. 2-G-3 claimed three I-16s and 3-G-3 claimed two more while losing one CR.32 and getting 3 more damaged.
35 ??/09-10/38 1 I-16 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 3-G-3
36 22/09/1938 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 3-G-3 "Big Overclaim: G-3 claim 24 vict!! Combat against 2ª,3ª,4ª and 6ª escorting I-15 and R-Zs also enter in the combat Legion Condor and Escuadrilla Frecce,
Bayo . 4 , Vazquez Sagastizabal 2, Salvador 2, Simon 2, Henricourt 2, Ibarreche 2, Salas 1, Aristides 1, Cesteros 1, Morato 2, O'connor 1, Mendizabal 1, Larios 1 + 2 de grupo
1 I-16 shot down of the 6ª Huerta bail out, 2 I-16 damaged and recovered, Jose Pallares and Angel Sanz ""Vallecas"" return with wounds, also lost this day I-15 Chato CA-190 Juan José Armario forced to land in Reus"
03/10/1938 I-16 Probably destroyed? CR.32 3-51 Ebro area? 3-G-3 I-16 Type 10 from 3a*Escuadrilla Alvaro Pitarch WIA plane recovered, but not credit to him ¿? Who? ¿¿Benjumea??
37 24/12/1938 1 R-Z Destroyed CR.32 3-51 20km N Balaguer 3-G-3 Of the 9 Natashas, 3 returned to their own side's airfields, (2 to La Garriga and 1 to Vic). Six were shot down, of which 3 were lost, while the remainder managed to land with varying fortune inside their own lines. Overall the Natasha squadron suffered 3 dead, 8 wounded and 2 taken prisoner
38 24/12/1938 1 R-Z Destroyed CR.32 3-51 20km N Balaguer 3-G-3 Of the 9 Natashas, 3 returned to their own side's airfields, (2 to La Garriga and 1 to Vic). Six were shot down, of which 3 were lost, while the remainder managed to land with varying fortune inside their own lines. Overall the Natasha squadron suffered 3 dead, 8 wounded and 2 taken prisoner
39 24/12/1938 1 R-Z Destroyed CR.32 3-51 20km N Balaguer 3-G-3 Of the 9 Natashas, 3 returned to their own side's airfields, (2 to La Garriga and 1 to Vic). Six were shot down, of which 3 were lost, while the remainder managed to land with varying fortune inside their own lines. Overall the Natasha squadron suffered 3 dead, 8 wounded and 2 taken prisoner
1939
40 19/01/1939 midday 1 I-15 Destroyed CR.32 3-51 near Igualada 3-G-3 I-15 from 4a*Escuadrilla shot down



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