Budapest, Hungary, summer 1943. After Budapest was bombed by a Soviet night attack in September of 1942, the 5/1 'Bagoly' [Owl] Night Fighter Squadron was established. The first aircraft used by the squadron were Fiat CR.42s, already outclassed in the day fighter role and equally ill-adapted for the night fighting duties. Following a 19 June, 1941 directive the yellow fuselage Axis identification band was to be moved from behind the cockpit further back to the leading edge of the tail planes.
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