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Old 20th August 2009, 10:46
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Coronel Ramon Franco, 73. Grupo Agrupation Espanola

Ramon Franco, brother of Generalisimus Franco, gone lost in October 1938 with an CANT 506 B "Airone", stationed at Port de Polensa. I search for this details:

Serial No. from the CANT
reason for the loss
name and rangs of the crew
exact date of loss

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Old 20th August 2009, 23:14
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Re: Coronel Ramon Franco, 73. Grupo Agrupation Espanola

Hello,
c/n20; former italian 'Matricola Militare': MM45211
Lost on 28,Oct.1938 when flew into a storm. The casualties were:
Lt.Col.Ramón Franco Bahamonde-KIFA, Lt.Melchor Sangro Torres-KIFA, Lt.Joaquín Domínguez García-KIFA, Sgt.Emigdio Gómez Martí-KIFA, Crp.José Cánaves Costa-MIA.
The tail unit of this wooden floatplane can be seen at the Museo del Aire in Madrid.

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Old 21st August 2009, 10:01
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Re: Coronel Ramon Franco, 73. Grupo Agrupation Espanola

Thank you Fran!!
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Old 22nd August 2009, 17:27
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Re: Coronel Ramon Franco, 73. Grupo Agrupation Espanola

Hello,
Forgot to mention the fuse code with the spaniards were 73-1.
I had the pleasure to talk some minutes with the pilot who brought it in ferry flight from Italia. He's now 93 years old.
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