Dewoitine D.520 in the Italian Regia Aeronautica
The D.520 was widely used by Italian Regia Aeronautica during WW2, thanks to the material capture of Armèe de l'Air planes. At least 36 airplanes fell in Italian hands.
At least 9 italian CT (tactical fighter squadron) used this plane.
The 8th Squadron had the D.520 for a little time.
The 2nd Autonomous Interceptor Squadron, from second half of may '43, had a few D.520,
that were used to protect the city of Metato (358^ Squadron).
167nd Group and 303nd Squadron had this plane, but did'nt fly it to much.
Squadron 78 and 82 of 13 Group used the Dewoitine a lot, and at the end the planes were
given to 24th Group (374nd Squadron).
The D.520 was used for the training of new pilots in the 60° Group, untill they could
fly the more complex Do.217J.
59th Group had up to 13 french planes in their rows..