Accident Polikarpov I-15 Unknown, Monday 24 May 1937
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Date:Monday 24 May 1937
Type:Polikarpov I-15
Owner/operator:Fuerzas Aereas Republica Española (FARE)
Registration: Unknown
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Over Bilbao -   Spain
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
I-15 Chato shot down by Cr.32 fighters. The aircraft particpated in a Republican ferry mission to provide fresh fighter force to the North Front (two previous operations through France had failed). This one directly from Algete airfield in Madrid. The aircraft, near to fuel starvation had to fight against the italian CR.32 "La Cucaracha" Group and was shot down. Sergeant José Marín Quereda was killed


1.Revista Aeroplano Nº 8 "Los chatos en España (II) - La Escuadrilla "Vasca""
Estanislao Abellán Agius Pag 55
IHCA 1990

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