Last WW2 Italian Ace Luigi Gorrini

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  1. le_steph40

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    The last Italian WW2 Ace Luigi Gorrini passed away on 8 November aged 97. Credited with 19 victories (24 for other sources).
    After the war, he was a friend of numerous other Aces like A. Galland, R. Stanford-Tuck, P. Townsend, J. Steinhoff and many others. He had fought in the sky of the French Riviera, the Channel, Libya and northern Italy. He was shot in 1944 by a P-47 and seriously injured in his back, his call sign was "Vespa 2".
     
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    Wow you don't hear about Italian aces at all, and here the last one has passed. Sad.
     
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