15 November 1940

15 November 1940

Northern Front

Two Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 of the 44bis Gruppo are attacked and claimed damaged over Aden by Pilot Officer Gordon A. Wolsey of K (RAF) Flight [1].

Four Wellesley of No.223 (RAF) Squadron took off from Khartoum in the afternoon to conduct a bombing raid on Kassala. According to information received after the mission, the raid caused heavy losses to a Blackshirts Battalion.

[1] SHORES, Christopher ; RICCI, Corrado. Dust Clouds in the Middle East – The Air War for East Africa, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Madagascar, 1940 – 1942. London : Grub Street, 2010 (Reprinted). p. 78 ; CANWELL, Diane ; SUTHERLAND, Jon. Air War East Africa (1940 – 1941). The RAF versus the Italian Air Force. Barnsley : Pen and Sword Aviation, 2009. p. 77 ; Shark Squadron : RAF 112 Sqn Tribute Website : http://raf-112-squadron.org/k_flight.html

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