German-built Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber in Italian service, 1940-1942

Caption   German-built Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber in Italian service, 1940-1942 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 31 Oct 2010

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
22 Oct 2010 06:15:51 PM

Photograph that I have show one person in
civilian clothes. Aircraft dosen't have any
national markings.

Could be, photo of same aircraft, that has two persons in civilian clothes, but this is
my guss. Comiso, Aerodrome, Sicily
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Oct 2010 05:41:20 PM

In the Summer of 1940, 100 Ju 87B-1s many of
them ex-Luftwaffe aircraft,were turned over to the Italians.

They were operated by several units
96 Gruppo Bombardamento a Tuffo, 101 and 102
Bombardamento, and flew missions against Allied convoys in the Mediterranean, Malta
and supported Axis troops on North Africa.

3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Mar 2012 05:57:33 PM

Italians also operated the Junkers Ju 87Ds
aircraft were operated from April 1934 to the
collapes of Italy in September 1943.
The Regia Aeronautica received the Ju 87s from Luftwaffe inventory, some of the the Stuka's were stationed at Sardinia, several squadrons were assigned to operate the aircraft.

Italian Ju 87s flew in original Luftwaffe camouflage, the German markings were painted out, and replaced with Italian markings and codes. At the time of Italy's surrender in September 1943 the Regia Areonautica had about Seven Hundred and Fifty aircraft left
fighters, fighter-bombers, bombers, transports and trainers that were serviceable

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