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Old 4th April 2006, 04:43
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Spanish Aces

Hello all,

Hoping to get some biographical data on the top scoring Spanish aces that served on the Eastern Front In World War 2. I believe the two top Spanish aces were:

Gonzalo Quinones w/12 victories
Mariano Medina w/10 victories

Any info would be most appreciated but I am specifically interested in facts such as sorties flown, a list of their victories, medals awarded, etc.

I know that is a lot, but like I said, any info would be warmly received!

Thanks in advance,
Mike
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Old 4th April 2006, 08:13
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Re: Spanish Aces

At least two Spanish pilots flying with the Soviet air Force claimed more victories than the two pilots above:

Juan Lario: 23 individual and 7 shared victories in USSR
Jose Pascual Santa Maria: 14 individual and shared victories in USSR

I have no details about their victories, but can provide more details (from the book Stalin's Eagles) if needed.

I will try to dig into my files to find the victories of the two pilots of your post.
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Old 4th April 2006, 12:08
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Re: Spanish Aces

The two aces you listed above are in fact called

1) Gonzalo Hevia Alvarez-Quinones (12 victories with JG 51)

I know only 11 of his kills:

14/01/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 12. JG 51 Jak-1 Location: 62 182: 2800m 09.12 - - yes C.2032/II Anerk: Nr.475
27/01/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 63 25: 3500m 13.35 - - yes C.2035/I Anerk: Nr.10
22/02/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-5 Location: 64 643: 500m 08.15 - - yes C.2035/I Anerk: Nr.14
23/02/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 15.(Span) JG 51 Il-2 Location: 64 354: 600m 06.15 - - yes C.2035/I Anerk: Nr.15
24/02/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 45 874: 2500m 10.40 - - yes C.2035/I Anerk: Nr.19
24/02/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 45 274: 2500m 10.50 - - yes C.2035/I Anerk: Nr.22
13/03/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 54 161: 3500m 10.45 - - yes C.2032/II Anerk: Nr.30
06/05/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-5 Location: 45 561: 2000m 18.55 - - yes C. 2032/II Anerk: Nr.42
08/06/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 34 331: 3500m 19.15 - - yes C. 2032/II Anerk: Nr. 45
08/06/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 34 321: 3500m 19.20 - - yes C. 2032/II Anerk: Nr. 49
10/06/43 Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 34 211: 2000m 19.15 - - yes C. 2032/II Anerk: ASM


2) Mariano Cuadra Medina (10 victories with 15.(Span)/JG 51)

14/07/43 Major Mariano Cuadra 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 54 339: 2000m 17.30 - - yes C. 2032/II Anerk: Nr. 62
01/08/43 Major Mariano Cuadra 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 4539: 1200m 04.30 - - yes C. 2035/I Anerk: Nr. 69
18/08/43 Major Mariano Cuadra 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 35 65: 1200m 18.35 - - yes C. 2035/I Anerk: Nr. 94
18/08/43 Major Mariano Cuadra 15.(Span) JG 51 Il-2 Location: 35 62: 1000m 18.43 - - yes C. 2035/I Anerk: Nr. 95
28/08/43 Major Mariano Cuadra 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 35 65: 2500m 12.33 - - yes C. 2035/I Anerk: Nr. 104
28/08/43 Major Mariano Cuadra 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 35 65: 2800m 12.36 - - yes C. 2035/I Anerk: Nr. 105
31/08/43 Major Mariano Cuadra 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-3 Location: 35 374: 4000m 13.05 - - yes C. 2035/I Anerk: Nr. 109
07/09/43 Major Mariano Cuadra 15.(Span) JG 51 Il-2 Location: 44 161: 500m 11.23 - - yes C. 2032/II Anerk: Nr. 113
15/09/43 Major Mariano Cuadra 15.(Span) JG 51 Airacobra Location: 25 455: 3000m 16.33 - - yes C. 2032/II Anerk: Nr. 965
15/09/43 Major Mariano Cuadra 15.(Span) JG 51 LaGG-5 Location: 25 466: 500-600m 16.40 - - yes C. 2032/II Anerk: Nr. 118

Note: the Spanish names are built with the following format: (given name) (father last name) (mother last name). The usual name is the father name. In your post above you gave the given name and the mother name for both pilots.

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Laurent
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Old 4th April 2006, 13:46
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Re: Spanish Aces

Aeroplano magazine:

http://www.ejercitodelaire.mde.es/(G...F/segunda.html

Donwload number 2. It´s in spanish
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Talking Re: Spanish Aces

Gonzalo Hevia was a very thin man. Once in an Me109 cartwheeling accident in Spain, unable to open the hood because the inverted
plane position, managed to get out thru the side sliding window !

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Re: Spanish Aces

Thanks to all who replied.....the list of victories is most helpful!
Mike
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