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Old 10th January 2019, 19:07
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Mario Semolich 163 Sqd, 161 Gruppo Rhodes

Hi guys

Seeking any information regarding the above, a Serbian who served with the Italians. Apparently operated from Rhodes June 1941-May 1942, and claimed a Wellington and a Baltimore (or possibly a share of each).

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Old 10th January 2019, 19:43
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Re: Mario Semolich 163 Sqd, 161 Gruppo Rhodes

Brian: Try Marij Semolic (with an accent over the c)
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Old 10th January 2019, 20:39
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Re: Mario Semolich 163 Sqd, 161 Gruppo Rhodes

Well, if he was Mario, or Marijo (I doubt his name was Marij), he would have been more likely a Croatian. To be quite honest, I have never come across a Serb with such name.

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Old 10th January 2019, 21:12
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Re: Mario Semolich 163 Sqd, 161 Gruppo Rhodes

https://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marij_Semoli%C4%8D

Apparently a Slovenian national.
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Re: Mario Semolich 163 Sqd, 161 Gruppo Rhodes

Yes, and later very active in RAF 352 (Yugoslav) Squadron...
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Old 11th January 2019, 16:43
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Re: Mario Semolich 163 Sqd, 161 Gruppo Rhodes

Thanks guys

Much appreciated.

Any confirmation of his claims for a Wellington and a Baltimore?

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Old 11th January 2019, 22:24
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Re: Mario Semolich 163 Sqd, 161 Gruppo Rhodes

If I remember correctly, he claimed to have 11 or 13 victories in his statement when joining 352 Sqn (although his actual score was much lower) and included something from Greek islands. I'll have to check it...

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