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    I know Allied pilots often used to mark a victory with a Balken cross or Japanese flag, but what was used for an Italian victory...Italian flag?

    Thanks!

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    probably just another swastika unless they had someone who draw various symbols

    1940-1943

    1943

    1943-1945

    Good luck... but I would guess that the local armorers and maintenance men would have just simplified it to be just another axis kill and use the swastika.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wholenineyards View Post
    I know Allied pilots often used to mark a victory with a Balken cross or Japanese flag, but what was used for an Italian victory...Italian flag?

    Thanks!
    Hi Bryan,

    Here are a couple of close ups of Australian ace Clive Caldwell's Spitfire bearing his credited victory marks over German, Italian and Japanese aircraft.

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    Cheers,

    Carl.

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    Thank you, that is just what I was looking for. I was unsuccessful googling several combinations, but knew the answer would be here. I made pilot sheets for my boys and have victories marked on them. They are in a fictious Sqdn that is currently involved in the battle of France. I wanted to take them throughout the BoB, Malta and North Afrca too. After that, I think the Sqdn will be off the Burma. My youngest is very much into the pilot/campaign thing and doesn't wNt anything to happen to his soon to be Ace.

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    The tri-color roundel was used in World War II after Italy joined the Allies while Aviazione Nazionale Repubblicana Air Force (RSI Air Force) roundels were a tricolour flag as flank roundel and a couple of fasces as wing roundels (the third one in Al post).

    I think Allied used only fasces roundels to mark a victory.

    Attilio

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    Side note: For some reason, Soviet pilots marked victories with Soviet stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    Side note: For some reason, Soviet pilots marked victories with Soviet stars.
    The VVS pilots used red stars because they were forbidden to soil their aircraft with 'filthy fascist symbols'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csadn View Post
    Side note: For some reason, Soviet pilots marked victories with Soviet stars.
    ah, must have been the original red on red scenarios....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post
    Hi Bryan,

    Here are a couple of close ups of Australian ace Clive Caldwell's Spitfire bearing his credited victory marks over German, Italian and Japanese aircraft.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Cheers,

    Carl.
    Heh, I was going to search and post that exact same picture when I saw the OP, but you were already there

    RoV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat of Vengence View Post
    Heh, I was going to search and post that exact same picture when I saw the OP, but you were already there

    RoV
    I already had that photo uploaded to my profile



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