Incident Latécoère 28-1 Unknown, Tuesday 1 September 1936
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Date:Tuesday 1 September 1936
Time:
Type:Latécoère 28-1
Owner/operator:Spanish Republican Aviation
Registration: Unknown
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Over Zaragoza -   Spain
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Late 28 heavily damaged by Nationalist fighters. The aircraft, adapted as a bomber was in a mission over Zaragoza when spotted and attacked by a pair of Nieuport 52, pilots García Pardo and Miguel Guerrero, despite the "bomber" gunners defense (Caballé and Picanyol), the aircraft sustained heavy fire damage, however, managed to return to its base, Sariñena airfield with hits in one propeller, broken wing upright, flat tires and fuselage. Picanyol was wounded in his leg, the pilots Delas and Davins kept seriously impressed.
Five (5) Latécoère 28 arrived to Republicans from French air services F-AJPG (nicknamed Tornado), F-AJPC (Siroco), F-AJVB (Alisio), F-AJVI (Cierzo) and F-AJHS (Tramontana). Only one survived the war.

Sources:

1.Revista Aeroplano Nº 24 "El Hispano-Nieuport 52 en la Guerra Civil Española"
Lluis Corominas IHCA 2006 Pag 44-45

Revision history:

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28-Dec-2021 13:31 volman Added

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