A detailed examination of one of Italy's leading units in World War 2, "53 Stormo" saw action on the French Front, the Balkans, in North Africa and the Mediterranean in some of the most iconic Italian fighters of the conflict - CR.32/42, Fiat G.50, Macchi C.200 and C.202, as well as the Bf 109G. 53 Stormo fought its final actions over Rome, Torino and Milan. Featuring first-hand accounts, numerous photos and colourful artwork, this book is a great addition to "Osprey's Aviation Elite Units Series".
A native of Rome, Marco Mattioli has been interested in military history since he was a teenager. In 1992 he joined the Italian National Journalist Order, after which he was employed as a writer for several leading Italian history publishers. He has also contributed to many important Italian history and defence magazines, as well as writing a number of books on Italian military aviation.