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Richard Baber23 May 2023 7:44 a.m. PST

I`ve posted a short piece about the volunteer Spanish air squadrons on the eastern front over on my blog:

Son of MOOG23 May 2023 9:48 a.m. PST

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2023 1:02 p.m. PST

Well I for one had no idea that Spanish pilots contributed to the war in the East. The Blue Division sure, but not air. To then read about their fellow Spaniard Republicans flying against them….fascinating.

Like Jewish pilots flying 109s against Spitfires, Spitfires against Spitfires, Hurricanes on the "wrong side" (dodgy that), Spitfires shooting down Hurricanes….they all happened somewhere some time. Lots more like that.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2023 6:57 p.m. PST

Pretty short rotations, especially for the first two squadrons. I imagine the goal of the Spanish was to get modern combat experience for as many pilots as possible.

Cuprum223 May 2023 7:16 p.m. PST

"Hurricanes" fought against the USSR as part of the Finnish and Romanian armies.

21eRegt24 May 2023 11:17 a.m. PST

Interesting piece, thanks for sharing.

Bill N24 May 2023 4:48 p.m. PST

Thank you for sharing Richard. Also interesting side not Cuprum2

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