Sargento Vela

Sargento Vela

Joined: August 14th, 2012, 8:03 am

August 14th, 2012, 8:19 am #1

Hi to all!
My name is Daniele Gatti and I'm an italian researcher.

I need help..

On 28 August 1937, during the Battle of Fuentes de Ebro, over the Sierra de Alcubierre, 10 Fiat CR.32 of Aviazione Legionaria clashed with 20 Polikarpov (I-15 and I-16) of the republican air force.

In this dogfight, takes part a spanish pilot named VELA..Precipitate with his I-15..
As reported by the testimoniance of the republican pilot Antonio Arias Arias.

I would like to know his (of VELA) full name and his rank at that time.

Thanks to all, Daniele.
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Joined: April 8th, 2010, 8:17 pm

August 14th, 2012, 10:32 am #2

Hello Daniele: Three names apears at ADAR database as "Vela" one is a mechanic leutenant. Unfortunatelly no data is avaliable about the two others.

http://adar.es/index/index.php?option=c ... 44&Itemid=

Hope this helps.

Regards.
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Joined: April 8th, 2010, 8:17 pm

August 14th, 2012, 10:34 am #3

Sorry four names not three S/T.
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Joined: August 14th, 2012, 8:03 am

August 14th, 2012, 3:57 pm #4

Thanks Javier!

I have these three names:

José Díaz Vela, sargento.
José Vela Saenz, sargento.
José Maria Vela Segura, teniente from mid-May 1938.

But I not knowing anything about them..
What will be?

Warmly, Daniele.
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Paco Valero
Paco Valero

August 16th, 2012, 10:18 pm #5

De la 1ª promoción de la URSS

Ciao
Paco
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Joined: August 14th, 2012, 8:03 am

August 19th, 2012, 10:02 am #6

Bingo Paco!

The pilot was José Vela Díaz!

Thank's a lot, Daniele
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Concha Vela
Concha Vela

September 8th, 2012, 9:51 am #7

Hi to all!
My name is Daniele Gatti and I'm an italian researcher.

I need help..

On 28 August 1937, during the Battle of Fuentes de Ebro, over the Sierra de Alcubierre, 10 Fiat CR.32 of Aviazione Legionaria clashed with 20 Polikarpov (I-15 and I-16) of the republican air force.

In this dogfight, takes part a spanish pilot named VELA..Precipitate with his I-15..
As reported by the testimoniance of the republican pilot Antonio Arias Arias.

I would like to know his (of VELA) full name and his rank at that time.

Thanks to all, Daniele.
Hi Danielle:

I am José Vela Díaz daughter. I am trying to investigate my father's biography as a pilot. I am receiving the appreciated help of Dr. Carlos Lázaro, an historian at ADAR.

Mi father was hit twice. One of them, quite serious. Perhaps this is the one you mention.

Mi father was nominated Lieutenant in 1938. He was promoted to captain in 1939, but this was never officially published. He was in the first promotion of pilots in Kirovabad.

ADAR may inform you about some more details.

Why are you interested in that?

Please feel free to get in touch with me for any other question I might be of help.

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