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Macchi 202 vs. P-38L: An Italian fighter pilot tangles with a Lightning

Gen. Francesco Fagiolo, then Sottotenente of the Italian 360a Squadriglia CT, was the first fighter pilot in his unit to engage the P-38. Stationed in North Africa in November of 1942, the Italians knew nothing of the soon-to-be-famous Lockheeds until the 14th FG arrived over their field. From a series of interviews and the private diaries of Gen. D. A. Francesco Fagiolo. 1940, Treviso: Serg. Magg. Fagiolo in the cockpitof a...


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