Italian Air Force Pilots Too Tired To Scout for Italian Navy

Aerial reconnaissance was a problem for the Regia Marina throughout the war and they faced constant resistance from the Regia Aeronautica towards conducting routine scouting. In August 1940, the Italian air force’s chief of staff managed to convince Mussolini to cancel most of the routine reconnaissance flights by complaining that the boring flights were wearing out planes and crew.

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