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== History ==
 
== History ==
 
'''A-421''' was an Italian Fiat Cr.42 “Falco” (Hawk) fighter that was captured in January 1941 by No. 3 squadron RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) at Martuba. It had been the intention to preserve this trophy of war and later have it taken back to Australia for presentation to the War Museum in Canberra, but it was destroyed when the Germans took the offensive again.<ref>http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/wwiicaptured.htm</ref><ref>https://www.awm.gov.au/index.php/collection/C1370756</ref>
 
'''A-421''' was an Italian Fiat Cr.42 “Falco” (Hawk) fighter that was captured in January 1941 by No. 3 squadron RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) at Martuba. It had been the intention to preserve this trophy of war and later have it taken back to Australia for presentation to the War Museum in Canberra, but it was destroyed when the Germans took the offensive again.<ref>http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/wwiicaptured.htm</ref><ref>https://www.awm.gov.au/index.php/collection/C1370756</ref>
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[[file:3SqnRAAF-cr42.jpg|"To the great regret of the Squadron, an Italian CR42 captured in January 1941 at Martuba, which had been flown by several pilots in the intervening months, had to be destroyed. It had been the intention to preserve this trophy of war and later have it taken back to Australia for presentation to the War Museum in Canberra". Obviously the CR.42 quoted in the note is the plane of the photograph. Note the Savoia’s emblem in the white cross on the rudder removed by a souvenir’s hunter.|left]]
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Revision as of 16:55, 10 August 2018

History

A-421 was an Italian Fiat Cr.42 “Falco” (Hawk) fighter that was captured in January 1941 by No. 3 squadron RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) at Martuba. It had been the intention to preserve this trophy of war and later have it taken back to Australia for presentation to the War Museum in Canberra, but it was destroyed when the Germans took the offensive again.[1][2]

"To the great regret of the Squadron, an Italian CR42 captured in January 1941 at Martuba, which had been flown by several pilots in the intervening months, had to be destroyed. It had been the intention to preserve this trophy of war and later have it taken back to Australia for presentation to the War Museum in Canberra". Obviously the CR.42 quoted in the note is the plane of the photograph. Note the Savoia’s emblem in the white cross on the rudder removed by a souvenir’s hunter.

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