List of World War II aces from Italy

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This is a list of fighter aces in World War II from Italy. For other countries see List of World War II aces by country.

A[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Adami, Ranieri Piccolomini Clementini 7
Annoni, Emanuele "Ele" 9
Arcangeletti, Paolo 5
Aurili, Giuseppe 5

B[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Baldi, Loris 5
Bandini, Luigi 5 KIA 29 April 1944
Barcaro, Giovanni 9
Baron, Luigi "Gino" 12
Bartolacchini, Osvaldo 6
Bartolozzi, Osvaldo 6
Baschirotto, Gianlino "Giri" 11
Bassi, Livio 6 KIA 2 April 1941 (DOW)
Baylon, Giuseppe 5
Bellagambi, Mario 13
Benati, Amedeo 10
Bernardi, Duilio 5
Biagini, Bruno 7
Biagini, Lucio 5 KIA 25 April 1944
Bianchi, Manfredo 5
Bianchi, Pietro 5 KIA 2 August 1943
Biron, Giuseppe "Bepi" 8
Bladelli, Alessandro 5
Bonet, Giovanni 8 KIA 29 April 1944
Bonfatti, Piero 6 KIA 22 November 1941
Bonzano, Mario 17
Bordoni-Bisleri, Franco "Robur" 19 Medaglia d'Oro al valor Militare (three times during World war II), Iron Cross (2nd class). KIFA 15 September 1975
Botto Ernesto 8
Buogo Egidio 5
Buvoli Aldo 6

C[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Camaioni, Antonio 8
Canella, Carlo 7
Canfora, Antonio 7
Caselli, Gilberto 5
Cavalli, Evasio 5 KIA 21 July 1943
Celentano, Agostino 6
Cenni, Giuseppe 9 Medaglia d'oro al Valore Militare KIA 4 September 1943
Chiarini, Guglielmo 5 KIA 4 February 1941
Covre, Tullio 5 Medaglia d'argento al Valore Militare
Cucchi, Carlo 5
Cuscuna, Francesco 5

D[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Daffara, Vittorino 7
Damiani, Rinaldo 5
Dell'Innocenti, Giovanni 12 KIA 3 July 1943
Di Bert, Cesare 6
Di Briona, Giorgio Solaroli 11
Di Poggio Suasa, Carlo Maurizio Ruspoli 11
Doglio, Furio Niclot 7 Medaglia d'Oro al valor Militare (three times during World war II) KIA 27 July 1942 on Gozo, by Canadian top ace George Beurling
Drago, Ugo 16 11 kills with RSI [1]

E[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Ettore, Domenico 5

F[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Facchini Dotta, Domenico 5
Fanali, Duilio Sergio 15
Ferazzani, Giuseppe 5
La Ferla, Germano 13
Ferrulli, Leonardo 21 (+ 1 in Spain) KIA 5 July 1943 [1]
Fibbia, Guido 6 (+ 3 in Spain)
Filippi Fausto 8 23/01/1945
Filippi, Luigi 7 20/02/1943
Fissore, Giuliano 5
Forlani, Dino 7
Fornaci, Fausto 9 KIA 6 February 1945
Foschini, Ettore 7
François, Armando 6
Frigerio, Iacopo 5

G[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Gaucci, Roberto 7
Giannella, Luigi 12
Giardina, Antonio 5
Giudice, Eber 5
Gorrini, Luigi 19 Medaglia d'Oro al valor Militare (in 1958), Iron Cross (1st and 2nd class). (4 kills with RSI air force) [1]
Graffer, Giorgio 5 KIA 28 November 1940
Guarnaccia, Filippo 7
Guerci, Mario 5
Guidi, Amedeo 6
Guiducci, Spiridone 5

I[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Incerto, Enrico Degli 5
Iellici, Luigi 5

L[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Laiolo, Domenico 6
Lauri, Furio 18 approx.[1]
Leotta, Eugenio 5
Locatelli, Bruno 5
Longhi, Felice 6
Longhini, Antonio 8 KIA 16 November 1944
Lucchini, Franco 21 Medaglia d'Oro al Valor Militare (Posthumous), five Medaglia d'argento al valor militare and one Medaglia di bronzo, German Iron Cross (2nd class) (+ 5 kills in Spain and 52 shared) KIA 5 July 1943 on Sicily [2]

M[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Magnaghi, Carlo 11
Magrini, Vasco 11
Malagola, Willy 11
Malvezzi, Fernando 10
Mandolini, Orlando 7
Mantelli, Adriano 15
Marconcini, Giuseppe 6
Mariotti, Luigi 5
Martinoli, Teresio 23 (1 kill with Co-Bell) [1]
Mastroagostino, Angelo 11
Maurer, Sergio 5
Mazzitelli, Orfeo 8
Mecatti, Mario 6
Melis, Mario 5
Miani, Carlo 7
Minguzzi, Vittorio 13
Miotto, Elio 5
Montagnani, Gianfranco 5
Montegnacco, Brunetto di 14
Monterumici, Amleto 6
Monti, Luigi 5
Moretto, Enrico 5
Morosi, Luigi 5
Mottet, Giuseppe 6

N[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Nioi, Clizio 7
Nobili, Guido 10
Noveli, Raffaello 5

O[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Oblach (Garolla), Giuseppe 7 KIA 1 December 1942
Ocarso, Dante 5 KIA 28 November 1942
Omiccioli Enzo 5 KIA 3 February 1941
Omiccioli, Walter 9

P[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Palazzeschi, Antonio 5
Pecchiari, Francesco 5 KIA 6 July 1942, by Canadian top ace George Beurling
Perdoni, Luciano 6
Pergameni, Antonio Larsimont 6
Petrosellini, Costantino 5
Pinna, Mario 5
Pluda, Mario 5
Pocek, Giorgio 5
Presel, Guido 13

Q[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Querci, Alvaro 6

R[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Reiner, Giulio 10
Remondino, Aldo 5
Ricci, Corrado 5
Robetto, Giuseppe 10
Rodoz, Diego 6
Romagnoli, Carlo 11
Roveda, Riccardo 5
Ruspoli, Carlo Maurizio 11 Born in 1906, Ruspoli is recorded as probably the oldest Italian fighter pilot to become an ace in WWII, achieving his 11 victories first in North Africa and then on the Russian front.
Ruzzin, Giuseppe 6

S[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Giovanni Sajeva 5
Massimo Salvatore 10
Attilio Sanson 12
Vincenzo Sant'Andrea 7
Angelo Savini 7
Per Giuseppe Scarpetta 6
Lombardo Schiappacasse 7
Carlo Seganti 5 Medaglia d'Oro al Valor Militare (Postmously) KIA 12 July 1942, North of Malta, by Canadian top ace George Beurling, while searching for a Missing In Action fellow pilot, Tenente
Ricardo Emo Seidl 6
Ferruccio Serafini 9
Pietro Serini 11
Olindo Simionato 5
Aroldo Soffritti 8
Claudio Solaro 12
Alberto Spigaglia 6
Vittorio Squarcia 5
Natalino Stabile 9
Annibale Sterzi 5

T[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Talamini, Renato 5 KIA 10 April 1944
Tarantola, Ennio "Banana" 10 Two Medaglia d'argento al valor militare, during World War II (+ two in Spain) and two Medaglie di Bronzo + 1 kill in Spain, with Aviazione Legionaria
Tessari, Arrigo 5
Torchio, Luigi 5 KIA 30 January 1944
Torresi, Giulio 10 KIA 1 July 1944
Tugnoli, Giorgio 6

V[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Valenzano, Raffaele 8
Valtancoli, Tito 8
Vanzan, Virgilio 7
Veronese, Alberto 6 KIA 4 November 1944
Veronesi, Mario 12
Visconti di Lampugnano, Adriano 26 7 kills with RSI, KIA 29 April 1945, Maggiore [1]
Visintini, Mario 17 Medaglia d'Oro al Valor Militare, Medaglia d'Argento and Medaglia di Bronzo KIFA 11 February 1941, Capitano [1]

Z[edit]

Name Kills Awards Notes
Zemella, Celso 5
Zotti, Andrea 9
Zotti, Nicola 5
Zuccarini, Gian Mario 5

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Shores 1983, p. 93.
  2. ^ Shores 1983, pp. 83-93.
Bibliography
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