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Name: Alessandro Resch
1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal for Military Valor
Croce di Guerra (Italy)
Country: Italy
Rank: Sottotenente
Units: 26a, 70a
Victories: 5
Born: 19 November 1892
Place of Birth: Avezzano
Died: 08 January 1966
Place of Death: Avezzano
Alessandro Resch trained on Voisins in the summer of 1916 and was wounded in action later that year. He was assigned to Squadriglia 70a on 12 December 1917 and scored 3 victories flying a night fighter on 17 April 1918. Before returning to the Air Force in 1935, he logged 500,000 miles as a civilian airline pilot. In the 1950s, Resch's son Arturo was a fighting pilot in the Italian Air Force and flew F-86Es with the Lancieri Neri aerobatic team.
Date Aircraft Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 1917     EA  
2 17 Apr 1918 Hanriot HD.1 70a   Two-seater Valdobbiadene
3 17 Apr 1918 Hanriot HD.1 70a   Scout Valdobbiadene
4 17 Apr 1918 Hanriot HD.1 70a   Scout Valdobbiadene
5 12 Jul 1918   70a   EA Bottat/Col dell'Orso
Above the War Fronts
by Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest, Gregory Alegi / Hardcover / Grub Street (September 1997)
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