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French SPADs in Italy 1918

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Does anyone know which French SPAD squadrons were sent to Italy 1918?

Many thanks

John-g

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Dolphin

John

Escadrille N92 was sent to Italy to defend Venice in December 1915. It was redesignated N392 and N561/SPA561 before returning to France in April 1918.

I hope this is useful.

Gareth

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john-g

Hi Gareth,

Many thanks for your help. It gives me a bit of a problem. On 3 May 1918 a 66 squadron patrol consisting of Lt's Symondson, Marchant and Bernard attacked a machine which they believed was an E.A., it was then identified it as a French SPAD and they ceased to attack again.

Could there still have been a few French SPADs flying at that time?

Cheers

John

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nils d

Possibly its an Italian SPAD with roundels painted with the red on the outer ring .The Italians would often reverse their national

colours on a French import.

Then again its not impossible a French plane was still operational in Italy.66 Sqn obviously thought so and they might have known more than we do now.

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