Decimomannu (Cagliari), Sardinia, July 1943. Between April and June of 1943, both Regia Aeronautica dive bombing groups (103 and 121), were re-equipped with Junkers Ju 87D-3s. The two gruppi were to be prac-tically swept away during the invasion of Sicily by the overwhelming Allied air power. The attrition of the Picchiatelli units was terrific, within days there were virtually none to continue the suicidal attacks on the invasion fleet. The Italian Doras received their indi-vidual identification numbers on the fuselage, just after the squadriglia number, and not on the whel spats as it had prevously been the case with the B-2 and R-2s. (Camouflage: RLM71 Dunkelgrun upper surfaces with RLM65 Hellblau under-sides).
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