Fiat CR.42 MM5590 was flown by Tenente Zuffi of 150 Gruppo. On 15 June 1940, while strafing the French airfield at Cuers, he was forced to land due to engine trouble and was captured. It was kept at Cuers-Pierrefeu NAS and repainted in a light colour, probably Gris-Bleu Clair (light grey-blue). After the defeat, the aircraft was returned to the Regia Aeronautica at the end of July 1940. Another CR.42 was captured by the French some years later in North Africa.
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