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Old 5th February 2005, 00:25
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Escuadrilla Azul Information Requested

Hello,

Looking for information about the 5 Escuadrilla Azul units that served on the Eastern Front July 1941 - March 1944. I have a partial listing of victory claims extracted from Tony Woods Claims & Casualties. Does anyone have a "complete" list ?

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Old 5th February 2005, 03:35
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Re: Escuadrilla Azul Info

No individual claim details, but "Die Fliegenden Verbände der Blauen Division" by Guillen & Caballero lists the following confirmed claim totals:

1. Escuadrilla: 10
2. Escuadrilla: 13
3. Escuadrilla: 62 (+ possibly 1 more by Hevia)
4. Escuadrilla: 74 (incl. 1 balloon)
5. Escuadrilla: 0

Total = 159

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Old 5th February 2005, 07:37
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Escuadrilla Azul Info

A complete list of victory claims for all Escuadrillas Azules, including individual pilot scores, can be found in ACTUACION EN RUSIA DE LA ESCUADRILLA EXPEDICIONARIA ESPANOLES by Jesus Salas Larrazabal (AEROPLANO - Revista de Historia Aeronautica, Octubre 1984, No. 2, , published by INSTITUTO DE HISTORIA Y CULTURA AERONAUTICA, Madrid. The original Spanish edition of the German title referred to by Leon, ESCUADRILLAS AZULES EN RUSIA by Caballero and Guillen, has a complete list of individuals and their scores as well, but arranged alphabetically and listing the full names, which can be complex and confusing.
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Old 5th February 2005, 10:54
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interesting site

Hi,
http://users.accesscomm.ca/magnusfamily/ww2spn.htm
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Old 5th February 2005, 16:36
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Esc. Azul

Hi Pyker,

5ª Esc. Azul served on the Eastern Front from 2/44-5/44 (Luftwaffe designation 15(span.)/JG51). This unit was the 5th rotation of Spanish pilots to serve in the east.

1ª Esc. Azul (15(span.)/JG27) served on the Eastern Front between 26/9/41-6/1/42
2ª Esc. Azul (15(span.)/JG51) served 8/6/42-30/11/42
3ª Esc. Azul (15(span.)/JG51) served 30/11/42-8/7/43
4ª Esc. Azul (15(span.)/JG51) served 7/43-1/44.

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Old 6th February 2005, 18:21
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Hello Leon, Jim, Jerry and Andy,

Thank you, Gentlemen, for the responses
I am trying to find copies of the publications listed , via ILL.
The list that I have from Tony Woods Site totals 135 so there are still a few more needed to reach 159. Now if the local library can come through...

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Escuadrilla Azul Aces

There is a two-part article on the Blue Division in issues 2/1995 and 3/1995 of Flugzeug magazine. It states that the Spaniards shot down 137 aircraft and destroyed approx. 26 more on the ground. It lists the top scorers as follows (with those destroyed on the ground in parentheses):
  • Capitan Hevia - 11
    Capitan Gavilan - 9
    Teniente Sanchez Arjona - 8 (1)
    Commandante Salas - 6 (2)
    Teniente Valiente - 6
    Teniente Azqueta - 6
    Alferez Aldecoa - 6
    Commandante Cuadra - 5(5)
    Teniente Baranano - 5
    Capitan Alos - 5
    Teniente Snachez Tabernero - 5 (1)
The text has details about each Staffel and there are some nice photos.

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Old 12th February 2005, 18:42
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Thank you Leon :!:

Now I have some more references to search for ; via ILL

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