Accident P.Z.L. 24 D 113,
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Date:Tuesday 3 December 1940
Type:P.Z.L. 24
Owner/operator:Royal Hellenic Air Force
Registration: D 113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Near Moschopolis -   Albania
Phase: Combat
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On 3 December 1940 six 23 Mira PZL P.24s engaged 18 CR.42s of 160o Gruppo led by Maggiore Oscar Molinari, south-west of Moschopolis (now called Voskopojë, in Albania) which had been recently taken by the Greek forces. Three of the Greek fighters were claimed shot down by Molinari, Sottotenente Giorgio Moretti and Sergente Luciano Tarantini, while a fourth and two probables were claimed shared by several pilots. Greek aircraft losses are not known in detail, but one pilot, Yposminagos (1st Lieutenant) Konstantinos Tsitsas, was killed in the combat when his PZL P.24 D113 was shot down. 23 Mira pilots claimed one CR.42.


Revision history:

07-Nov-2011 12:22 nikitas Added
03-Dec-2015 09:21 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Jul-2022 08:02 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]

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