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Saturday, August 12th 2006, 4:53pm

Fuerza Aerea Argentina & Commando de Aviacion Naval

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA 1932

COMMANDS
Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (Gen. Eduardo Serra)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Zaloga)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Gen. Zaloga)
Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea (Command of Anti-Aircraft Defence) (Maj Gen. Puerritos)

OOB
Each Regiment had three squadrons of 12 aircraft each

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero R. Burrquitos, Interception, currently 30 FIAT CR.20bis

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Maj. P. M. Stallone, Interception, currently 8 FMA A-504, 6 Nieuport Ni-D 29 and one Dewoitine D25

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Capitan de Aero Cillion, Light Bombers, currently 36 FMA A-504

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Flight Capitan G. Smith, Medium Bombers, currently 18 Avro Audax (+ 12 more) and 12 FMA A-504

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pamapa, Maj. T. Rodriguez , Reconnaissance, currently only one squadron of 8 FMA R-504 and 2 A-504

Transport Squadron No1 (under Escula Regimenta command) Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. A. A. Azcacardo, two Junkers W34 and six Avro T-504 and coming soon three Junkers Ju 52

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero A. Tuco, currently 15 Avro 626 Prefect, 18 FMA T-504 and eight T-514 (+ 22 more) one squadron at Military Air Base Mercedes

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero F. Dominguez

Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. Francesco

Total aircraft: 172

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea

12 Regiments 36x37mm guns and 12x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover. By 1933 it is hoped each regiment will have 24x75mm and 24x37mm, the extra 37mm then going to the Army.

RANKS

General de Aero
Lieutenant General
Major General (Capitan de Navio in Naval Air, rest of higher ranks as Navy ranks)
Capitan de Aero (=Group Captain)
Flight Capitan (=Wing Leader)
Major (= Sqn Leader)
Flight Lieutenant
Lieutenant de Aero (=Flying Officer)
Lieutenant (=Pilot Officer)
Sergeant de Aero (=Flight Sergeant)
Sergeant
Master Aircraftman
Aircraftman

ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA 1932

COMMANDS
Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Contra-Almirante Belgrano)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Aerea Regimenta Naval
Squadron No1 Naval Air Base Madryn Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Gallindez 5 Junkers K43 seaplanes

Squadron No 2 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, 6 Heinkel HD38 seaplane fighters

Squadron No 3 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 5 FMA N-504 seaplanes and one Curtiss 1918 flying boat (another unserviceable)

Squadron No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca forming under Capitan de Aero Gondez with 8 Westland Wapiti V

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Smith, 8 FMA N-504 seaplanes

Total aircraft: 25

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval

Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by a Regiment of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Ten Regiments have now been formed and about half are fully equipped. Attached to these is a company of Marines.

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Sunday, November 19th 2006, 11:50am

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA 1933

COMMANDS
Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (Gen. Eduardo Serra)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Zaloga)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Gen. Zaloga)
Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea (Command of Anti-Aircraft Defence) (Maj Gen. Puerritos)

Order of Battle
Each Regiment had three squadrons of 12 aircraft each. Will have three groups each with 24 aircraft = 72 aircraft.

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero R. Burrquitos, Interception, currently 30 FIAT CR.20bis

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Maj. P. M. Stallone, Interception, currently 24 Accrisius FN-7 Archer

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Capitan de Aero Cillion, Light Bombers, currently 36 FMA A-504

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Flight Capitan G. Smith, Medium Bombers, currently 30 Avro Audax and 12 FMA A-504

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pamapa, Maj. T. Rodriguez , Reconnaissance, currently only one squadron of 8 FMA R-504 and 2 A-504

Transport Squadron No1 (under Escula Regimenta command) Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. A. A. Azcacardo, two Junkers W34 and six Avro T-504 and three Junkers Ju 52

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero A. Tuco, currently 15 Avro 626 Prefect, 18 FMA T-504 and 16 T-514 (+ 14 more) (+45 FMA I.Ae 2) (+30 FMA I.Ae 3) one squadron at Military Air Base Mercedes

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero F. Dominguez
Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. Francesco

Total aircraft: 202

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea

12 Regiments 36x37mm guns and 12x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover. By late 1933 it is hoped each regiment will have 24x75mm and 24x37mm, the extra 37mm then going to the Army.

RANKS

General de Aero
Lieutenant General
Major General (Capitan de Navio in Naval Air, rest of higher ranks as Navy ranks)
Capitan de Aero (=Group Captain)
Flight Capitan (=Wing Leader)
Major (= Sqn Leader)
Flight Lieutenant
Lieutenant de Aero (=Flying Officer)
Lieutenant (=Pilot Officer)
Sergeant de Aero (=Flight Sergeant)
Sergeant
Master Aircraftman
Aircraftman


ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA 1933

COMMANDS
Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Contra-Almirante Belgrano)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Aerea Regimenta Naval
Squadron No1 Naval Air Base Madryn Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Gallindez 5 Junkers K43 seaplanes
Squadron No 2 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, 6 Heinkel HD38 seaplane fighters
Squadron No 3 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 12 Fokker T.IVa
Squadron No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Gondez, 8 Westland Wapiti V
Squadron No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Fokker T.IVa
Squadron No 6 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Major Jarez, 4 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Smith, 8 FMA N-504 seaplanes and 15 FMA T-514 (+12FMA I.Ae 2)

Total aircraft: 70

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval

Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by a Regiment of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Ten Regiments have now been formed and about half are fully equipped. Attached to these is a company of Marines.

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Saturday, February 17th 2007, 4:07pm

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA 1934

COMMANDS
Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (Gen. Eduardo Serra)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D'Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Zaloga)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Gen. Zaloga)
Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea (Command of Anti-Aircraft Defence) (Maj Gen. Puerritos)

Order of Battle
Each Regiment had three squadrons of 12 aircraft each. Will have three groups each with 24 aircraft = 72 aircraft.

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero R. Burrquitos, Interception, currently 30 FIAT CR.20bis and 24 Accrisius FN-7 Archer

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Flight Capitan. P. M. Stallone, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-100 Barron

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base "El Plumerillo" Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Capitan de Aero Cillion, Light Bombers, currently 36 FMA A-504

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Flight Capitan G. Smith, Medium Bombers, currently 30 Avro Audax and 12 FMA A-504

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pamapa, Maj. T. Rodriguez , Reconnaissance, currently only one squadron of 8 FMA R-504 and 2 A-504

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Flight Capitan T. M. Calvera, Interception, currently 62 FMA I-100 Barron (10 due in January 1934), currently only two squadrons are operating the other four are still forming and training and there are only 50% complement of pilots

Transport Squadron No1 (under Escula Regimenta command) Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. A. A. Azcacardo, two Junkers W34 and six Avro T-504 and five Junkers Ju 52

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero A. Tuco, currently 15 Avro 626 Prefect, 18 FMA T-504 (to be retired end 1934), 30 T-514 22 FMA I.Ae 2 and 11 FMA I.Ae 3 ( plus 23 FMA I.Ae 2 and 19 FMA I.Ae 3 to be delivered during 1934) one squadron at Military Air Base Mercedes and another at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman (FMA I.Ae 3 advanced trainers)

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero F. Dominguez
Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. Francesco

Total aircraft: 357

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
12 Regiments 36x37mm guns and 12x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover. By 1935 it is hoped each regiment will have 24x75mm and 24x37mm, the extra 37mm then going to the Army.

RANKS

General de Aero
Lieutenant General
Major General (Capitan de Navio in Naval Air, rest of higher ranks as Navy ranks)
Capitan de Aero (=Group Captain)
Flight Capitan (=Wing Leader)
Major (= Sqn Leader)
Flight Lieutenant
Lieutenant de Aero (=Flying Officer)
Lieutenant (=Pilot Officer)
Sergeant de Aero (=Flight Sergeant)
Sergeant
Master Aircraftman
Aircraftman

ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA 1934

COMMANDS
Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Contra-Almirante Belgrano)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Aerea Regimenta Naval
Squadron No1 Naval Air Base Madryn Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Gallindez, 5 Junkers K43 seaplanes, 2 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 2 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, 6 Heinkel HD38 seaplane fighters
Squadron No 3 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 12 Fokker T.IVa, 2 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Gondez, 8 Westland Wapiti V
Squadron No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Fokker T.IVa, 2 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 6 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Major Jarez, 6 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Smith, 8 FMA N-504 seaplanes, 15 FMA T-514 and 12 FMA I.Ae 2 (plus 12 FMA I.Ae 2 and 15 FMA I.Ae 3 on order to be delivered during 1934)
Squadron No 7 to be formed with TBN-6A Seadart torpedo bombers

Total aircraft: 90

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by a Regiment of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Ten Regiments have now been formed and about half are fully equipped. Attached to these is a company of Marines.

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Saturday, June 30th 2007, 3:20pm

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA Q1-Q2 1935

COMMANDS
Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (Gen. Eduardo Serra)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D'Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Zuloaga)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Lt. Gen. Garcia Fernandez)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Saturno Perez Ferreyra)
Inspector General of Equipment (Lt. Gen. Oton Mantovant)
Commando Paraguay (Lieutenant General Pedro Zann, Operations Officer Major General Elisendo Pissano)

Order of Battle
Each Regiment had three squadrons of 12 aircraft each. Will have three groups each with 24 aircraft = 72 aircraft.

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero R. Burrquitos, Interception, currently 32 IMPA I-99 (40 more by Q4) and 24 Accrisius FN-7 Archer

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero P. M. Stallone, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-100/I-100A Barron

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base "El Plumerillo" Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Capitan de Aero Cillion, Light Bombers, currently 24 FMA M.B.2 bombers (48 more during Q3/4)

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Flight Capitan G. Smith, Medium Bombers, currently 20 IMPA M.B.1 (Vanquish) (another 52 by 1936)

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pamapa, Maj. T. Rodriguez , Reconnaissance, currently only one squadron of 8 FMA R-504 and 6 A-504 (12 M.B.2 by Q4)

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Flight Capitan Victoriano Martinez de Algeria, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-100/I-100A Barron

Aerea Regimenta No 7 Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Major General Luis Candelaria, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 30 Avro Audax and 22 Tucan T-17 (50 more by 1936)

Aerea Regimenta No 8 to be formed during late 1935 with Sp-21 Vanquish II/IIM torpedo bombers

Aerea Regimenta No 9 to be formed during 1936 with Tucan T-17 bombers and TNCA A-1 Mapache ground attack fighters (112 on order)

Transport Squadron No1 (under Escula Regimenta command) Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. A. A. Azcacardo, two Junkers W34 and six Avro T-504 and five Junkers Ju 52

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero A. Tuco, currently 15 Avro 626 Prefect, 30 T-514, 45 FMA I.Ae 2, 30 FMA I.Ae 3 and 3 FMA I.Ae 4T (plus 36 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FMA I.Ae 3 and 24 IMPA M.B.2B navigation trainers to be delivered during 1935) one squadron at Military Air Base Mercedes and another at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman (FMA I.Ae 3 advanced trainers)

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero F. Dominguez
Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. Francesco
Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Atilio Cataneo, currently 2 M.B.1 and five TBN-6A Seadart (plus another ten of each by 1936 and 5 Sp-21 Vanquish II)
Bombing Tactical School Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Maj Gen. Horacio Vasquez, currently 6 A-504, 5 Tucan T-17, 5 M.B.1 and 6 M.B.2 (plus ten M.B.2 and 25 T-17 to be delivered during 1935)
Fighter Tactical School Military Air Base "El Plumerillo" Mendoza, Maj Gen. Benjamin Matienzo, currently 30 FIAT CR.20bis, 12 FMA I.Ae 3 (plus twenty I-100 by 1935 when replaced by the I-100A in frontline service)

Total aircraft: 517

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
12 Regiments 36x37mm guns and 12x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover. By 1935 it is hoped each regiment will have 24x75mm and 24x37mm, the extra 37mm then going to the Army.

RANKS

General de Aero
Lieutenant General
Major General (Capitan de Navio in Naval Air, rest of higher ranks as Navy ranks)
Capitan de Aero (=Group Captain)
Flight Capitan (=Wing Leader)
Major (= Sqn Leader)
Flight Lieutenant
Lieutenant de Aero (=Flying Officer)
Lieutenant (=Pilot Officer)
Sergeant de Aero (=Flight Sergeant)
Sergeant
Master Aircraftman
Aircraftman

ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA Q1-2 1935

COMMANDS
Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Contra-Almirante Belgrano)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Aerea Regimenta Naval
Squadron No1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Gallindez, 5 Junkers K43 seaplanes, 2 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 2 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, 6 Heinkel HD38 seaplane fighters
Squadron No 3 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 12 Fokker T.IVa, 2 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Gondez, 8 Westland Wapiti V
Squadron No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Fokker T.IVa, 2 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 6 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Major Jarez, 6 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Smith, 8 FMA N-504 seaplanes, 15 FMA T-514 and 24 FMA I.Ae 2, 15 FAM I.Ae.3
Squadron No 7 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 15 TBN-6A Seadart torpedo bombers (another 30 by 1936)

Total aircraft: 132

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by a Regiment of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Ten Regiments have now been formed and about half are fully equipped. Attached to these is a company of Marines.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Hood" (Jul 1st 2007, 12:14pm)


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Sunday, July 1st 2007, 3:56pm

FAA Biographies

General de Aero Melchor Escola
1912 passed through Flying School, 1921 commanded South Georgia Air Detachment, 1926 left FAA and joined Aeravias Argentinas S.A., became director in 1933, 1935 appointed Senor Alfredo D’Assi’s assistant as Vice-Director of Civil Aeronautics. Promoted to General de Aero February 1936 and took over as Director of Air Training.

General de Aero Pedro Zann
1912 passed through Flying School, 1918 entered Officer School, 1921 commanded Aerea Regimenta No.1, 1925 commanded Northern Group, 1930 appointed Commander Northern Area Airfields, 1935 appointed head of Commando Paraguay and promoted March 1936 because of his war record. In January 1937 he became Inspector General of Equipment. In March 1938 he became the Commander of the FAA.

General de Aero Saturno Perez Ferreyra 1912 passed through Flying School, 1918 commanded Aerea Regimenta No.2, 1925 commander Grupo No.2, 1927 Deputy to FAA CoS, 1930 head of Flight Testing, 1934 Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack aircraft.

General de Aero Florencio D’Parravicini 1916 passed through Flying School, commanded Grupo No.1 1921-25, 1925 joined Ministry of Transport as FAA liaison officer, 1927 assistant to Minister of Transport, 1931 Inspector of Airbases, 1933 lost job during D’Silva scandal and placed on retired list, 1935 recalled as Technical Officer Training and Transport. In early 1939 he became Inspector General of Equipment and was promoted to General in early 1940.

General de Aero Martin Pico 1915 passed through Flying School, 1918 commander Regimenta No.1, 1921 Operations Officer South Georgia Air Detachment, 1923 Operations Officer Northern Group, 1927 Air Staff Operations Officer, 1930 Commander Aerea Regimenta No.3, 1931 Inspector General of Equipment, 1934 Assistant to CinC. In 1940 he was appointed commander of Aerea Brigada I with the rank of General de Aero.

General Cillion 1927 passed Flying School, trained as fighter pilot but converted to ground attack, special interest in dive-bombing and has been on a course in the USA in 1932. Flew throughout the war as a TNCA A-1 Mapache pilot commanding a flight and later a Grupo before taking command of Aerea Regimenta No.9 in 1937 and rose to rank of Lieutenant General early 1938. In 1940 he was appointed to command Aerea Brigada II and was promoted to Major General de Aero.

General de Aero Edelmiro J. Farrell
1919 passed through Flying School, 1923 completed staff course and then commanded Southern Group and he began an improvised anti-shipping warfare training unit in 1927 but it closed in 1929 when he was appointed to command Aerea Regimenta No.3. In 1931 he became Assistant to the Director of Air Training and in 1933 was seconded to the Airfield Construction Board. Promoted Lieutenant General in 1936 he then became air attaché to Brazil before becoming Assistant to the CinC in late 1939 with the rank of General.

General de Aero Humberto Sosa Molina
1920 passed Flying School and was a bomber pilot and in 1928 commanded the Bomber Regimenta No.1 and in 1932 Aerea Regimenta No.5. During the War he served on the Air Staff as a planner and in 1934 was promoted Lieutenant General and was the assistant to the Director of Air Training (Education) and then held this post in 1938. Promoted General in 1939 he was appointed to command Aerea Brigada III in 1940.

Lieutenant General Enrique Torres, 1915 passed through Flying School, 1923-28 service in Aviacion Naval, 1929 rejoined FAA as bomber pilot, 1933 wounded in accident, 1935 Assistant Director-General of Naval Aviation and retired in early 1940.

Lieutenant General Enrique Molina 1915 passed through Flying School, 1921 commander Regimenta No.2, 1926 joined FMA, 1933 rejoined FAA in the Instituto Aerotechico, 1935 head of procurement under Lt. Gen. Oton Mantovant. In March 1936 he took command of Aerea Regimenta No 5 as a full FAA officer. Rose to rank of Lieutenant General early 1938.

Lieutenant General Victoriano Martinez de Algeria, 1916 passed through Flying School, 1921 commanded the Northern Area Group, 1923 reduced in rank due to disciplinary action, 1926 reduced in rank to Flight Capitan due to disciplinary action and posted to Aerea Regimenta No.2, commanded this formation from 1928 and by 1930 was promoted to command Aerea Regimenta No.1, 1934 commander of Aerea Regimenta No.6. In January 1936 after scoring his fifth aerial kill he was promoted to current rank and given command of Aerea Regimenta No 11 on the death of the commander there. In 1936 when his command was stood down he took command of the new Aerea Regimenta No 12 which was previously Commando Paraguay and comprised the best war-experienced aircrews of the FAA. It was a command that suited his insubordinate nature. Rose to rank of Lieutenant General early 1938.

Lieutenant General de Aero Garcia Fernandez
Started life as an airline pilot and only in 1926, when he was chief pilot of Aerolineas Argentina, did he join the Air Force as a bomber pilot He became a chief instructor in 1930 and was promoted to Major General in 1931 and he ran the Mercedes Air Base training detachment. In 1936 he commanded Commando Paraguay as a Staff Officer, largely because of his pre-war contacts in the country, and was promoted again. In 1940 he left this post and has joined the Directorate of Air Training and there re-wrote the training syllabus.

Lieutenant General Horacio Vasquez 1916 passed through Flying School, 1918-26 holds a series of commands of almost all FAA formations, 1927 head of Bombing School until it’s disbanding in 1929, 1929 command of Aerea Regimenta No.3, 1935 head of Bomber Tactical School. In 1940 he was given command of Regimenta No.9 and promoted to Lieutenant General.

Lieutenant General Oton Mantovant 1916 passed through Flying School, entered Instituto Aerotechico on its formation in 1925, 1927 Director of Material and Supplies, 1932 Air Attaché to Atlantis, 1934 Inspector General of Equipment and in January 1936 was appointed to command the School of Military Aviation and its flying unit. In 1940 he became the commander of Area Brigada IV responsible for all military flying training activities in Argentina and was promoted.

Lieutenant General de Aero L. Francesco 1926 passed through Flying School, specialised as a multi-engined pilot but retrained on fighters 1931, undertook Officer training courses 1932-34 and had two tours of duty on the Central Staff, during the war he led one of Aerea Regimienta No.2’s Grupos and took brief command of the Regimienta for two months shortly after the war. After a further posting to the staff in early 1937 he was promoted and given command of Aerea Regimienta No.2. In early 1938 he took command of Aerea Regimienta No.4, a bomber unit. In 1940 he was promoted to Lieutenant General and took charge of the Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training).

Lieutenant General de Aero Juan Ignacio San Martin
Passed flying school in 1925 and became a leading pilot making five record-breaking altitude flights and he crossed the Andes ten times in 1929. He underwent Staff training in 1931 and during the War commanded a Grupo of Vanquish bombers and in 1937 was promoted to Major General and became an air force adviser to IMPA for the Vanquish III programme. In early 1940 he was appointed to command the Tactical Bomber School and was promoted.

Major General de Aero P. M. Stallone 1923 passed through Flying School, 1927 took command of 2nd Fighter Squadron and in 1932 took command of Aerea Regimenta No 2. Owing to successful war record and personal flying successes he was promoted in January 1936 and in May took command of the Fighter Tactical School. In 1939 he was promoted to Lieutenant General and undertook a three-month staff course while retaining his command.

Major General Elisendo Pissano 1913 passed through Flying School, 1920 studied aeronautics in America, 1925 became chief test pilot, 1933 head of Instituto Aerotechico, 1935 Operations Officer Commando Paraguay, 1936 became Inspector General of Equipment. He became head of the Technical School in March 1939.

Major General Agustin Verona 1913 passed through Flying School, wounded 1921 and appointed Commander of the Commando de Institutos Aeronautica, 1931 briefly commanded Technical School, 1932 Fighter Tactical Instructor, 1935 commander of FMA Test Facility Cordoba, 1936 Operations Officer Cordoba Area but post war he was appointed as Liaison Officer with the Navy. In early 1938 took command of Aerea Regimenta No 2.

Major General Luis Candelaria 1916 passed through Flying School, 1920 sent to Italy for training, 1923 passed through Staff College, 1926 assistant to CoS, 1931 requested return to flying duties, 1935 commander Aerea Regimenta No.7. In 1940 he took command of the Escula Regimenta.

Major General Benjamin Matienzo 1916 passed through Flying School, 1921 war became the first Argentine ace in South Georgia, 1923 commander of Aerea Regimenta No.1, 1927 commander Grupo No.1, 1930 studied aeronautics in the USA, 1932 head of Requirements Board, 1935 formed the new Fighter Tactical School, mid 1936 took command of Aerea Regimenta No 6.

Major General George Smith 1923 passed through Flying School, in 1932 rose to rank of Capitan de Aero and took command of a Group of Vanquish bombers serving during the war with distinction and taking command of Aerea Regimienta No.4 in 1936 and in 1938 took command of Aerea Regimienta No.8 when the latter’s commander was killed in an air crash.

Major General de Aero R. Burrquitos 1925 passed through Flying School as bomber pilot, retrained as fighter pilot in 1930 and took command of Aerea Regimenta No.1 in 1931 and promoted February 1936 owing to war record. He was given command of Aerea Regimienta No.4 in early 1940 and undertook a six-week staff course.

Major General Juan Biedma, younger brother of Major General Baldomero Biedma, 1927 passed flying school, specialised in bomber and commanded his first squadron by 1930, during the war he was the Operations Officer for Aerea Regimienta No.4 beofre moving to command a squadron in Aerea Regimenta No 5 and setting up two new reconnaissance courses during 1937. In late 1937 he took command of Aerea Regimienta No.3 from his brother when the latter retired from active service.

Major General de Aero Alfredo Miguel Paladino
1927 passed through flying school, three tours as instructor at the Flying School and then served in four different bomber Grupo and he flew 76 missions during the war. Promoted in 1939 he has taken command of Aerea Regimenta No.7

Major General de Aero Juan Ramirez Diego
1928 passed through flying school, fighter pilot 1930-37 including war service in Aerea Regimenta No 1 with 6 confirmed ‘kills’, he commanded No2 Grupo 1937-39 and in late 1940 was promoted to Major General and given command of Aerea Regimenta No 1. He completed a staff course during 1938.

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Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 12:54pm

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA Q3-Q4 1937

COMMANDS
Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (Gen. Eduardo Serra)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Melchor Escola)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Maj. General Elisendo Pissano)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Saturno Perez Ferreyra)
Inspector General of Equipment (Lt. General Pedro Zann)
Commando Paraguay (Lt. Gen. Garcia Fernandez)

Order of Battle
Each Regiment had three squadrons of 12 aircraft each. Will have three groups each with 24 aircraft = 72 aircraft. Each group divided into two 12 aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I.

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General R. Burrquitos, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-01/I-01-II Buchon

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Major General de Aero L. Francesco, Interception, currently 44 FMA I-01-II Buchon 28 FMA I-100A Barron

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Major General Baldomero Biedma, Light Bombers, currently 72 FMA M.B.2 bombers

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Capitan de Aero G. Smith, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II)

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pamapa, Capitan de Aero Enrique Molina , Reconnaissance, currently only one Grupo with 24 M.B.2 and one Grupo with 24 FMA I-100A

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Major General Benjamin Matienzo, Interception, currently 72 I-100A/I-100C Barron

Aerea Regimenta No 7 Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Major General Luis Candelaria, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 72 Tucan T-17

Aerea Regimenta No 8 Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis, Major General Yuan Carreas, Medium Bombers, currently 56 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) and 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Aerea Regimenta No 9 Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero Cillion, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 24 Tucan T-17 bombers and 40 TNCA A-1 Mapache ground attack fighters

Aerea Regimenta No 10 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of Santa Rosa, Capitan de Aero Luis Tabbone, Medium Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 32 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) and 48 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Aerea Regimenta No 11 [Disbanded 18/12/1936]

Aerea Regimenta No 12 (formerly Aerea Regimenta Paraguay), Military Air Base Ascuncion, Capitan de Aero Victoriano Martinez de Algeria, currently one Grupo with 24 FMA I-100A, one Grupo with 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) and one Grupo with 24 Tucan T-17

Transport Squadron No1 (under Escula Regimenta command) Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Captain de Aero A. A. Azcacardo, two Junkers W34 and six FMA T-514 and five Junkers Ju 52

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Lieutenant General Oton Mantovant, currently 9 Avro 626 Prefect, 8 T-514, 24 FMA I.Ae 6T, 72 FMA I.Ae 2/2T, 72 FMA I.Ae 3/3T, 3 FMA I.Ae 4T and 24 IMPA M.B.2B navigation trainers (1937 24 more FMA I.Ae 6T on order); one group at Military Air Base Mercedes (M.B.2B and I.Ae4T) and another at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman (FMA I.Ae 3 advanced trainers)

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero F. Dominguez, has access to five T-514 and six each FMA I.Ae 2 and FMA I.Ae 3
Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. Gen Francesco
Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Major General de Aero Atilio Cataneo, currently 6 TBN-6A Seadart and 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)
Bombing Tactical School Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Maj Gen. Horacio Vasquez, currently 30 Tucan T-17, 19 M.B.1 and 12 M.B.2
Fighter Tactical School Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Maj. General P. M. Stallone, currently 38 FMA I-100 (all series) and 12 FMA I.Ae 3

Total aircraft: 1,159

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
18 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.

ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA Q3-4 1937

COMMANDS
Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice-Almirante Belgrano)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Aerea Regimenta Naval No1 (command formation of Squadrons No1-6, responsible for all coastal reconnaissance and maintenance of shipboard aircraft except the two carrier wings)

Squadron No1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Gallindez, 8 IMPA SI-21S, 1 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 2 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, 8 IMPA SI-21S, 2 Junkers K43 seaplanes and 1 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani
Squadron No 3 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 8 IMPA SI-21S, 2 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Gondez, 8 Westland Wapiti V (to also receive 12 Supermarine Sea Otter)
Squadron No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Fokker T.IVa, 1 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 6 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 8 IMPA SI-21S and 4 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani
Aerea Regimenta Naval No2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 40 TBN-6A Seadart torpedo bombers
Aerea Regimenta Naval No3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Capitan de Aero Jaccare, 48 FMA I.Ae 4S and 10 FMA I-100
Aerea Regimenta Naval No4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Dominguez, 36 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 12 FMA I-100 (another 12 IMPA SI-21T by Q2/38)
“Bahia Blanca” Fighter Regimenta Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Cristobal, 60 Ripon-Bloch RB.132 Renegade

Independencia Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Santana
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M)
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18 NB-1
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)

Guardabosques Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Jabrez
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M)
Guardabosques Squadron 2, with 12 Tucan NB-1
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Smith, 8 FMA N-504 seaplanes, 9 FMA T-514 and 18 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FAM I.Ae.3/3T
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group B Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero San Pablo, 8 Tucan NB-1, 8 Spartan NT-1 and 8 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M)

Total aircraft: 436

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by a Regiment of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Ten Regiments have now been formed are fully equipped. Attached to these is a company of Marines.

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Monday, October 19th 2009, 5:34pm

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA Q1-Q2 1938

COMMANDS
Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (General de Aero Pedro Zann)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Melchor Escola)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Maj. General Oton Mantovant)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Saturno Perez Ferreyra)
Inspector General of Equipment (Major General Elisendo Pissano)
Commando Paraguay (Lt. Gen. Garcia Fernandez)

Order of Battle
Each Regiment had three squadrons of 12 aircraft each. Will have three groups each with 24 aircraft = 72 aircraft. Each group divided into two 12 aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I.

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General R. Burrquitos, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-01/I-01-II Buchon

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Maj. General Agustin Verona, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-01-II Buchon

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Maj. General Juan Biedma, Light Bombers, currently 72 FMA M.B.2 bombers

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Major General de Aero L. Francesco, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II)

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pamapa, Capitan de Aero Enrique Molina , Reconnaissance, currently 24 M.B.2 and 24 FMA I-100D and one group with 24 Westland Lysander to be formed during 1938

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Major General Benjamin Matienzo, Interception, currently 42 I-100A/I-100C Barron and 30 I-01 Buchon (plus 42 I-01 from AR No.1 by Q3/38 )

Aerea Regimenta No 7 Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Luis Candelaria, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 72 Tucan T-17

Aerea Regimenta No 8 Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis, Maj. General G. Smith, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II)

Aerea Regimenta No 9 Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba, Lt. General Cillion, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 72 Tucan T-17 bombers (72 T-17B by Q4/39 )

Aerea Regimenta No 10 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, Lt. General Luis Tabbone, Medium Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) and 48 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) (plus 24 SI-21B by Q1/39 )

Aerea Regimenta No 11 [Reformed 07/02/1938] Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Marcos Michello, Anti-Shipping and Medium Bombing, currently 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 24 FMA-100A (plus 24 SI-21B by Q4/38 )

Aerea Regimenta No 12 (formerly Aerea Regimenta Paraguay), Military Air Base Ascuncion, Lt. General Victoriano Martinez de Algeria, currently one Grupo with 24 FMA I-100A, one Grupo with 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) and one Grupo with 24 Tucan T-17

Transport Squadron No1 (under Escula Regimenta command) Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Captain de Aero A. A. Azcacardo, two Junkers W34 and seven Junkers Ju 52

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Major General Oton Mantovant, currently 9 Avro 626 Prefect, 48 FMA I.Ae 6T, 72 FMA I.Ae 2/2T, 72 FMA I.Ae 3/3T, 3 FMA I.Ae 4T and 24 IMPA M.B.2B navigation trainers; one group at Military Air Base Mercedes (M.B.2B and I.Ae4T) and another at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman (FMA I.Ae 3 advanced trainers)

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero F. Dominguez, has access to six FMA I.Ae 2 and FMA I.Ae 3
Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. Gen Francesco
Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Major General de Aero Atilio Cataneo, currently 6 TBN-6A Seadart and 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)
Tactical Bomber School Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Maj Gen. Horacio Vasquez, currently 30 Tucan T-17, 19 M.B.1 and 12 M.B.2
Tactical Fighter School Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Maj. General P. M. Stallone, currently 38 FMA I-100 (all series) and 12 FMA I.Ae 3

Total aircraft: 1,674

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
18 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.


ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA Q1-2 1938

COMMANDS

Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice-Almirante Belgrano)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Aerea Regimenta Naval No1 (command formation of Squadrons No1-6, responsible for all coastal reconnaissance and maintenance of shipboard aircraft except the two carrier wings)
Squadron No1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Gallindez, 8 IMPA SI-21S, 1 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 2 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, 8 IMPA SI-21S and 1 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani
Squadron No 3 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 8 IMPA SI-21S, 2 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Gondez, 8 Westland Wapiti V and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter
Squadron No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Fokker T.IVa, 1 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani
Squadron No 6 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 8 IMPA SI-21S and 4 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani

Aerea Regimenta Naval No2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 40 TBN-6A Seadart torpedo bombers (60 IMPA TB-1/ Spartan TBN-7 by Q4/38 )

Aerea Regimenta Naval No3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Capitan de Aero San Pablo, 48 FMA I.Ae 4S and 12 FMA I-100

Aerea Regimenta Naval No4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Dominguez, 48 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 12 FMA I-100 (plus 12 SI-21T by Q3/38 )

“Bahia Blanca” Regimenta Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Cristobal, 60 Ripon-Bloch RB.132 Renegade

Independencia Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Santana
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M)
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18 NB-1
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)

Guardabosques Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Jabrez
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M)
Guardabosques Squadron 2, with 12 Tucan NB-1
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Smith, 8 FMA N-504 seaplanes, 9 FMA T-514 and 18 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FAM I.Ae.3/3T
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group B Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jaccare, 8 Tucan NB-1, 8 Spartan NT-1 and 8 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M) (plus 18 Coati-N by Q4/38 )

Total aircraft: 458

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by a Regiment of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Ten Regiments have now been formed are fully equipped. Attached to these is a company of Marines.

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Monday, March 1st 2010, 6:35pm

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA Q1-Q2 1939

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (General de Aero Pedro Zann)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Melchor Escola)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Maj. General Oton Mantovant)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Saturno Perez Ferreyra)
Inspector General of Equipment (Lieutenant General Florencio D’Parravicini)
Commando Paraguay (Lt. Gen. Garcia Fernandez)

Order of Battle
Each Regiment had three squadrons of 12 aircraft each. Will have three groups each with 24 aircraft = 72 aircraft. Each group divided into two 12 aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I.

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General R. Burrquitos, Interception, currently 30 FMA I-01-II Buchon and 36 FMA I-02 (plus another 36 I-02 by Q4/39)

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Maj. General Agustin Verona, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-01-II Buchon (72 I-02 by Q1/40)

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Maj. General Juan Biedma, Light Bombers, currently 72 FMA M.B.2 bombers

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Major General de Aero L. Francesco, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) (72 IMPA SI-21 B Vanquish III by Q4/39)

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pamapa, Capitan de Aero Enrique Molina , Reconnaissance, currently 24 M.B.2, 24 FMA I-100D and 24 Westland Lysander

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Major General Benjamin Matienzo, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-01 Buchon (plus 24 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon and 48 I-01-II from Regimenta No.1 by Q4/39)

Aerea Regimenta No 7 Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Luis Candelaria, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 72 Tucan T-17 and 8 T-17B bombers (36 T-17B and 36 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon by Q3/39)

Aerea Regimenta No 8 Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis, Maj. General G. Smith, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II)

Aerea Regimenta No 9 Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba, Lt. General Cillion, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 60 Tucan T-17 and 12 T-17B bombers (36 T-17B and 36 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon by Q4/39)

Aerea Regimenta No 10 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, Lt. General Luis Tabbone, Medium Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 24 SI-21B (Vanquish III) and 48 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Aerea Regimenta No 11 Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Marcos Michello, Anti-Shipping and Medium Bombing, currently 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M), 24 SI-21B and 24 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon

Aerea Regimenta No 12 (formerly Aerea Regimenta Paraguay), Military Air Base Ascuncion, Lt. General Victoriano Martinez de Algeria, currently one Grupo with 24 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon, one Grupo with 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) one Grupo with 24 Tucan T-17 (plus one Grupo with 24 I.Ae.20 El Boyero by Q4/39)

Transport Squadron No1 (under Escula Regimenta command) Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Captain de Aero A. A. Azcacardo, two Junkers W34 and seven Junkers Ju 52

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Major General Oton Mantovant, currently 9 Avro 626 Prefect, 48 FMA I.Ae 6T, 72 FMA I.Ae 2/2T, 72 FMA I.Ae 3/3T, 3 FMA I.Ae 4T and 24 IMPA M.B.2B navigation trainers; one group at Military Air Base Mercedes (M.B.2B and I.Ae4T) and another at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman (FMA I.Ae 3 advanced trainers)

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero F. Dominguez, has access to six FMA I.Ae 2 and FMA I.Ae 3
Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Major General Elisendo Pissano
Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero J. Estaban, currently 6 TBN-6A Seadart and 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)
Tactical Bomber School Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Maj Gen. Horacio Vasquez, currently 30 Tucan T-17, 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) and 12 M.B.2
Tactical Fighter School Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Maj. General P. M. Stallone, currently 38 FMA I-100 (all series) and 12 FMA I.Ae 3

Total aircraft: 1,249
[100 I.Ae.20 on order, 24 in service by Q4/39, will be in independent Grupos]

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
22 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.


ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA Q1-2 1939

COMMANDS

Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice-Almirante Belgrano)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Aerea Regimenta Naval No1 (command formation of Squadrons No1-6, responsible for all coastal reconnaissance and maintenance of shipboard aircraft except the two carrier wings), Capitan de Navio Gallindez is the Regimenta commander, mainly an administrative role
Squadron No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 8 IMPA SI-21S, 2 FMA I.Ae 1/1D Guarani
Squadron No 2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 8 IMPA SI-21S and 3 FMA I.Ae 1/1D Guarani
Squadron No 3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, 16 IMPA SI-21S
Squadron No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Gondez, 8 Westland Wapiti V and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter
Squadron No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Dornier Do-24 Arg and 4 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani
Squadron No 6 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca [disbanded Q1/39]

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 60 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Capitan de Aero San Pablo, 48 FMA I.Ae 4S torpedo bombers and 12 FMA I-100A fighters (48 SI-21B (Vanquish III) by Q1/40)

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Dominguez, 60 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) bombers and 12 FMA I-100A fighters

“Bahia Blanca” Regimenta Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Cristobal, 60 Ripon-Bloch RB.132 Renegade

Independencia Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Santana
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M)
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18 NB-1
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)

Guardabosques Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Jabrez
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M)
Guardabosques Squadron 2, with 12 Tucan NB-1
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Smith, 8 FMA N-504 seaplanes, 9 FMA T-514 and 18 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FAM I.Ae.3/3T and 4 Fokker T.IVa
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group B Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jaccare, 8 Tucan NB-1, 8 Spartan NT-1, 8 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M) and 18 Coati-N trainers

Total aircraft: 442

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by two Regiments of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.

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Saturday, July 24th 2010, 5:14pm

1940 OOBs

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA 1940

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (General de Aero Pedro Zann)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Melchor Escola)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Maj. General Oton Mantovant)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Saturno Perez Ferreyra)
Inspector General of Equipment (Lieutenant General Florencio D’Parravicini)
Commando Paraguay (Lt. Gen. Garcia Fernandez)

Order of Battle
Each Regiment has three groups each with 24 aircraft = 72 aircraft. Each group divided into two 12 aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I.

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General R. Burrquitos, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Maj. General Agustin Verona, Interception, currently 72 FMA II-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Maj. General Juan Biedma, Light Bombers, currently 72 FMA M.B.2 bombers

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Major General de Aero L. Francesco, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pamapa, Capitan de Aero Enrique Molina , Reconnaissance, currently 24 M.B.2, 24 FMA I-100D and 24 Westland Lysander

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Major General Benjamin Matienzo, Interception, currently 24 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon and 48 I-01-II Buchon (plus 24 FMA I-02-II Pulqui by 1941)

Aerea Regimenta No 7 Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Luis Candelaria, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 36 T-17B and 36 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon

Aerea Regimenta No 8 Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis, Maj. General G. Smith, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) (to be re-equipped with 72 SI-21B (Vanquish III) by 1941)

Aerea Regimenta No 9 Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba, Lt. General Cillion, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 36 T-17B and 36 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon

Aerea Regimenta No 10 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, Lt. General Luis Tabbone, Medium Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 24 SI-21B (Vanquish III) and 48 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Aerea Regimenta No 11 Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Marcos Michello, Anti-Shipping and Medium Bombing, currently 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M), 24 SI-21B and 24 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon

Aerea Regimenta No 12 (formerly Aerea Regimenta Paraguay), Military Air Base Ascuncion, Lt. General Victoriano Martinez de Algeria, currently one Grupo with 24 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon, one Grupo with 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II), one Grupo with 24 Tucan T-17 and one Grupo with 24 I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.1, Military Air Base San Salvador, Province of Jujuy, Capitan de Aero Fernandez, Reconnaissance, currently 24 I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.2, Military Air Base Las Heras, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Pollo, Reconnaissance, currently 24 I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.3, Military Air Base Resistencia, Province of Chaco, Capitan de Aero Marabella, Reconnaissance, currently 24 I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Transport Squadron No1 (under Escula Regimenta command) Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Captain de Aero A. A. Azcacardo, two Junkers W34 and seven Junkers Ju 52

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Major General Oton Mantovant, currently 9 Avro 626 Prefect, 48 FMA I.Ae 6T, 72 FMA I.Ae 2/2T, 72 FMA I.Ae 3/3T, 3 FMA I.Ae 4T and 24 IMPA M.B.2B navigation trainers; one group at Military Air Base Mercedes (M.B.2B and I.Ae4T) and another at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman (FMA I.Ae 3 advanced trainers) [plus 75 FMA I.Ae.22 DL advanced trainers on order]

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero F. Dominguez, has access to six FMA I.Ae 2 and FMA I.Ae 3
Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Major General Elisendo Pissano
Tactical Bomber School Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Maj Gen. Horacio Vasquez, currently 39 Tucan T-17, 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) and 12 M.B.2
Tactical Fighter School Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Maj. General P. M. Stallone, currently 18 FMA I-100 (all series), 24 FMA I-01-II and 12 FMA I.Ae 3

Total aircraft: 1,392


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
22 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.



ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA 1940

COMMANDS
Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice-Almirante Belgrano)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Aerea Regimenta Naval No1 (command formation of Squadrons No1-6, responsible for all coastal reconnaissance and maintenance of shipboard aircraft except the two carrier wings), Capitan de Navio Gallindez is the Regimenta commander, mainly an administrative role
Squadron No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 6 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird
Squadron No 2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 16 IMPA SI-21S and 3 CA-02 Frigatebird
Squadron No 3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, 16 IMPA SI-21S
Squadron No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Gondez, 8 ENAER Sea Coati and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter
Squadron No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Dornier Do-24 Arg

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 60 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Capitan de Aero San Pablo, 48 SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers and 12 FMA I-01-II Buchon fighters (plus 12 SI-21B by Q3/40)

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, 60 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) bombers and 12 FMA I-01-II Buchon fighters

“Bahia Blanca” Regimenta Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Cristobal, 60 Ripon-Bloch RB.132 Renegade (72 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui by 1941)

Independencia Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Santana
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M) (12 FMA NF-2 I-02N by 1941)
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18 NB-1 (12 Tucan T-18B NB-2 by Q3/40)
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)

Guardabosques Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Jabrez
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M) (12 FMA NF-2 I-02N by 1941)
Guardabosques Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18 NB-1 (12 Tucan T-18B NB-2 by Q3/40)
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)

Naval Transport Squadron, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Major de Aero Estaban, 4 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani, 3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 3 Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Smith, 9 FMA T-514 and 18 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FAM I.Ae.3/3T, 4 Fokker T.IVa, 6 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani and 8 Westland Wapiti V [plus 75 FMA I.Ae.22 DL advanced trainers on order]
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group B Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jaccare, 8 Tucan NB-1, 8 Spartan NT-1, 8 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M) and 18 Coati-N trainers (10 FMA I-02N by 1941)
Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Dominguez, currently 6 TBN-6A Seadart and 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Total aircraft: 545


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by two Regiments of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.

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Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 11:23am

1941 Oob

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA 1941

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (General de Aero Pedro Zann)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Melchor Escola)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Lt. Gen. L. Francesco)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Saturno Perez Ferreyra)
Inspector General of Equipment (Gen. Florencio D’Parravicini)
Commando Paraguay (Lt. Gen. Garcia Fernandez)

National Defence Programme
Each Aerea Brigada is a territorial headquarters unit designed to undertake all quartermaster and strategic planning within its area and undertake control of all air defence efforts within its boundary. They also control the Navy’s aircraft to co-operate with FAA units fully for maritime units. The Navy retains tactical control of its own units but there is a liaison unit with each Brigada HQ. Aerea Brigada IV is responsible for all aircrew training.

Order of Battle
Each Regimenta has three Grupo each with 24 aircraft for a total of 72 aircraft. Each Grupo divided into two twelve-aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I e.g. 1/1A or 3/2F.

Aerea Brigada I
HQ San Luis, General de Aero Martin Pico

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General Juan Ramirez Diego , Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Maj. General Juan Biedma, Light Bombers, currently equipping with 72 Hs-129Arg ground-attack aircraft (to be completed by Q2/41)

Aerea Regimenta No 7 Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Alfredo Miguel Paladino, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 36 T-17B and 36 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon

Aerea Regimenta No 8 Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis, Maj. General G. Smith, Medium Bombers, currently 72 SI-21B Vanquish III

Aerea Regimenta No 9 Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba, Lt. General Horacio Vasquez, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 36 T-17B and 36 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon

Aerea Brigada II
HQ Santiago del Estero, General de Aero Cillion

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Maj. General R. Burrquitos, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Major General Benjamin Matienzo, Interception, currently 24 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon and 48 I-01-II Buchon (plus 24 FMA I-02-II Pulqui by end of 1941)

Aerea Regimenta No 12 (formerly Aerea Regimenta Paraguay), Military Air Base Ascuncion, Paraguay, Lt. General Victoriano Martinez de Algeria, currently one Grupo with 24 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon, one Grupo with 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II), one Grupo with 24 Tucan T-17 and one Grupo with 24 I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.1, Military Air Base San Salvador, Province of Jujuy, Capitan de Aero Fernandez, Reconnaissance, currently 24 I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.3, Military Air Base Resistencia, Province of Chaco, Capitan de Aero Marabella, Reconnaissance, currently 24 I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Brigada III
HQ Santa Rosa, General de Aero Humberto Sosa Molina

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Maj. General Agustin Verona, Interception, currently 72 FMA II-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 10 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, Lt. General Luis Tabbone, Medium Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 24 SI-21B (Vanquish III) and 48 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa, Capitan de Aero Enrique Molina, Reconnaissance, currently 24 M.B.2, 24 FMA I-100D and 24 Westland Lysander

Aerea Regimenta No 11 Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Marcos Michello, Anti-Shipping and Medium Bombing, currently 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 48 SI-21B Vanquish II

Aerea Grupo No.2, Military Air Base Las Heras, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Pollo, Reconnaissance, currently 24 I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 60 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 16 Tucan T-18 NB-1

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Capitan de Aero San Pablo, 60 SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers and 12 FMA I-01-II Buchon fighters

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, 60 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) bombers and 12 FMA I-01-II Buchon fighters

“Bahia Blanca” Regimenta Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Cristobal, 60 Ripon-Bloch RB.132 Renegade (72 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui by end of 1942)

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 6 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 16 IMPA SI-21S and 3 CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, 16 IMPA SI-21S

Aerea Brigada IV
HQ Cordoba, Lieutenant General Oton Mantovant

Transport Squadron No1 (under Escula Regimenta command) Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Captain de Aero A. A. Azcacardo, two Junkers W34 and seven Junkers Ju 52 [plus 24 Constelación Twin Condor Serie-400 by 1942]

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Major General Luis Candelaria, currently 9 Avro 626 Prefect, 48 FMA I.Ae 6T, 72 FMA I.Ae 2/2T, 72 FMA I.Ae 3/3T, 3 FMA I.Ae 4T and 24 IMPA M.B.2B navigation trainers; one group at Military Air Base Mercedes (M.B.2B and I.Ae4T) and another at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman (FMA I.Ae 3 advanced trainers) [plus 75 FMA I.Ae.22 DL advanced trainers on order]

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero P. Careras, has access to six FMA I.Ae 2 and FMA I.Ae 3

Paratroop School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero S. Davila, has access to Transport Squadron No1 aircraft

Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Major General Elisendo Pissano

Tactical Bomber School Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Lieutenant General de Aero Juan Ignacio San Martin, currently 27 Tucan T-17, 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II) and 12 M.B.2

Tactical Fighter School Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Maj. General P. M. Stallone, currently 18 FMA I-100 (all series), 24 FMA I-01-II, 6 FMA I-02 and 12 FMA I.Ae 3

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Smith, 9 FMA T-514 and 18 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FAM I.Ae.3/3T, 4 Fokker T.IVa, 6 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani and 8 Westland Wapiti V [plus 25 FMA I.Ae.22 DL advanced trainers on order]

Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Dominguez, currently 6 TBN-6A Seadart and 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Brigada I strength 360 aircraft (144 fighters, 144 bombers and 72 ground-attack aircraft)
Brigada II strength 288 aircraft (96 fighters, 96 bombers, 24 ground attack and 72 light aircraft)
Brigada III strength 312 aircraft (96 fighters, 24 fighter-reconnaissance, 120 bombers, 48 reconnaissance and 24 light aircraft) (plus 84 Naval fighters, 60 Naval torpedo-bombers, 108 Naval bombers and 41 seaplanes)
Brigada IV strength 366 aircraft (9 transports, 57 basic trainers, 147 advanced trainers, 24 navigation trainers, 54 fighters 36 bombers and 39 ground-attack aircraft) (plus 27 Naval basic trainers, 36 Naval advanced trainers, 18 seaplanes, 6 torpedo-bombers and 24 bombers)
Total FAA aircraft: 1,326 aircraft (390 fighters, 396 bombers, 135 ground-attack aircraft, 72 reconnaissance, 96 light aircraft, 7 transports and 228 trainers)


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
22 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.


ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA 1941

COMMANDS

Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice-Almirante Belgrano)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Under the command of Commando de Aviacion Naval Brigada
HQ Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Dominguez

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca,
Independencia Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Santana
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)

Guardabosques Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Jabrez
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Guardabosques Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)

Aerea Grupo Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Gondez, 8 ENAER Sea Coati and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter

Naval Transport Squadron, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Major de Aero Estaban, 4 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani, 3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 3 Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group B Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jaccare, 16 Tucan NB-1, 8 Spartan NT-1, 10 FMA I-02N, 8 Mitsubishi NF-1 (A6M) and 18 Coati-N trainers

Under the Command of Aerea Brigada III

“Bahia Blanca” Regimenta Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Cristobal, 60 Ripon-Bloch RB.132 Renegade (72 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui by end of 1941)

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 60 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 16 Tucan T-18 NB-1

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Capitan de Aero San Pablo, 60 SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers and 12 FMA I-01-II Buchon fighters

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, 60 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) bombers and 12 FMA I-01-II Buchon fighters

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 6 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 16 IMPA SI-21S and 3 CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Gallindez, 16 IMPA SI-21S

Aerea Grupo Naval No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Dornier Do-24 Arg

Under the Command of Aerea Brigada IV
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Cabral, 9 FMA T-514 and 18 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FAM I.Ae.3/3T, 4 Fokker T.IVa, 6 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani and 8 Westland Wapiti V [plus 25 FMA I.Ae.22 DL advanced trainers on order]

Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, currently 6 TBN-6A Seadart and 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Total aircraft: 558 (116 fighters, 32 dive-bombers, 98 torpedo bombers, 132 bombers, 86 seaplanes, 12 flying boats, 3 transports, 27 basic trainers and 52 advanced trainers)


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by two Regiments of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.

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Thursday, March 15th 2012, 10:56pm

1942 Oob

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA 1942

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (General de Aero Pedro Zann)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Melchor Escola)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Lt. Gen. L. Francesco)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Saturno Perez Ferreyra)
Inspector General of Equipment (Gen. Florencio D’Parravicini)
Commando Paraguay (Lt. Gen. Garcia Fernandez)

National Defence Programme
Each Aerea Brigada is a territorial headquarters unit designed to undertake all quartermaster and strategic planning within its area and undertake control of all air defence efforts within its boundary. They also control the Navy’s aircraft to co-operate with FAA units fully for maritime units. The Navy retains tactical control of its own units but there is a liaison unit with each Brigada HQ. Aerea Brigada IV is responsible for all aircrew training.

Order of Battle
Each Regimenta has three Grupo each with 24 aircraft for a total of 72 aircraft. Each Grupo divided into two twelve-aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I e.g. 1/1A or 3/2F.


Aerea Brigada I
HQ San Luis, General de Aero Martin Pico

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General Juan Ramirez Diego , Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Maj. General Juan Biedma, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 72 Henschel Hs-129Arg

Aerea Regimenta No 7 Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Alfredo Miguel Paladino, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 10 Henschel Hs-129Arg, 24 Tucan T-17B and 36 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon (72 Henschel Hs-129Arg by Q2/42)

Aerea Regimenta No 8 Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis, Maj. General G. Smith, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III

Aerea Regimenta No 9 Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba, Lt. General Horacio Vasquez, Light Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 36 Tucan T-17B and 36 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon (6 FMA I.Ae.23 Jaguar by end of 1942)


Aerea Brigada II
HQ Santiago del Estero, General de Aero Cillion

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Maj. General R. Burrquitos, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Major General Benjamin Matienzo, Interception, currently 24 FMA I-02-II Pulqui and 48 I-01-II Buchon (plus 48 I-02-II by the end of 1942)

Aerea Regimenta No 12 (formerly Aerea Regimenta Paraguay), Military Air Base Ascuncion, Paraguay, Lt. General Victoriano Martinez de Algeria, currently one Grupo with 24 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon, one Grupo with 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II), one Grupo with 24 Tucan T-17 and one Grupo with 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.1, Military Air Base San Salvador, Province of Jujuy, Capitan de Aero Fernandez, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.3, Military Air Base Resistencia, Province of Chaco, Capitan de Aero Marabella, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero


Aerea Brigada III
HQ Santa Rosa, General de Aero Humberto Sosa Molina

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Maj. General Agustin Verona, Interception, currently 72 FMA II-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 10 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, Lt. General Luis Tabbone, Medium Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) and 48 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa, Capitan de Aero Enrique Molina, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA M.B.2, 24 FMA I-100D and 24 Westland Lysander

Escuadrón de Reconocimiento Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas, Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa, Flight Capitan Camilo Jimenez, Reconnaissance, currently 3 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) and 1 FMA I-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 11 Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Marcos Michello, Anti-Shipping and Medium Bombing, currently 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 48 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish II

Aerea Grupo No.2, Military Air Base Las Heras, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Pollo, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 16 Tucan T-18 NB-1 dive-bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, Capitan de Aero San Pablo, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 6 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 16 IMPA SI-21S and 3 CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, 16 IMPA SI-21S


Aerea Brigada IV
HQ Cordoba, Lieutenant General Oton Mantovant

Grupo Transporte Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Major General de Aero A. A. Azcacardo; one squadron with 6 Twin Condor based at Military Air Base Santiago del Estero; currently 7 Junkers Ju-52 and 24 Constelación Twin Condor Serie-400

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Major General Luis Candelaria, currently 8 Avro 626 Prefect, 48 FMA I.Ae 6T, 62 FMA I.Ae 2T, 48 FMA I.Ae 3T, 75 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 3 FMA I.Ae 4T and 24 IMPA M.B.2B navigation trainers; one group at Military Air Base Mercedes (M.B.2B and I.Ae4T) and another at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman (FMA I.Ae 3 advanced trainers)

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero P. Careras, has access to six FMA I.Ae 2T and FMA I.Ae 3T

Paratroop School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero S. Davila, has access to Grupo Transporte aircraft

Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Major General Elisendo Pissano

Tactical Bomber School Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Lieutenant General de Aero Juan Ignacio San Martin, currently 22 Tucan T-17, 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II)

Tactical Fighter School Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Maj. General P. M. Stallone, currently 10 FMA I-100 Barron (all series), 24 FMA I-01-II Buchon, 10 FMA I-01-IIB, 10 FMA I-02 Pulqui and 12 FMA I.Ae 3T

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Smith, currently 18 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FAM I.Ae.3/3T, 25 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 4 Fokker T.IVa, 6 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani and 8 Westland Wapiti V

Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Dominguez, currently 12 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) and 12 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)


Numbers of Aircraft
Brigada I strength 358 aircraft (144 fighters, 72 bombers and 142 ground-attack aircraft)
Brigada II strength 288 aircraft (96 fighters, 96 bombers, 24 ground attack and 72 light aircraft)
Brigada III strength 573 aircraft, 316 FAA aircraft (73 fighters, 24 fighter-reconnaissance, 144 bombers, 51 reconnaissance and 24 light aircraft) plus 257 Naval aircraft (72 Naval fighters, 48 Naval torpedo-bombers, 96 Naval bombers and 41 seaplanes)
Brigada IV strength 522 aircraft, 401 FAA aircraft (31 transports, 56 basic trainers, 188 advanced trainers, 24 navigation trainers, 56 fighters, 24 bombers and 22 ground-attack aircraft) plus 121 Naval aircraft (18 basic trainers, 61 advanced trainers, 18 seaplanes, 12 torpedo-bombers and 12 bombers)
Total FAA aircraft: 1,363 aircraft (369 fighters, 336 bombers, 188 ground-attack aircraft, 75 reconnaissance, 96 light aircraft, 31 transports and 268 trainers)


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
22 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.



ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA 1942

COMMANDS

Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice Almirante Sarimento)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Under the command of Commando de Aviacion Naval Brigada
HQ Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Dominguez

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca,
Independencia Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Santana
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7) (12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto by end of 1942)

Guardabosques Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Jabrez
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Guardabosques Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7)


1942 Re-organisation
All Aerea Regimenta Naval (except No1 which serves carrier fleet requirements) will be composed of three Grupo; one fighter, one bomber and one dive/torpedo bomber. Each Grupo will have two squadrons of 12 aircraft each given a Grupo total of 24 and a Regimenta total of 72 (identical to the previous total). “Bahia Blanca” Regimenta Naval will be disbanded and its fighters shared between the three other Regimenta and the last of the current I-01-II Buchons will be handed back to the Air Force.

Aerea Grupo Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Gondez, 8 ENAER Sea Coati and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter

Naval Transport Squadron, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Major de Aero Estaban, 4 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani, 3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 3 Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group B Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jaccare, 16 Tucan NB-1, 8 Spartan NT-1, 10 FMA I-02N and 18 Coati-N trainers (3 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto by end of 1942)


Under the Command of Aerea Brigada III

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 16 Tucan T-18 NB-1 dive-bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, Capitan de Aero San Pablo, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 6 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 16 IMPA SI-21S and 3 CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Gallindez, 16 IMPA SI-21S

Aerea Grupo Naval No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Dornier Do-24 Arg


Under the Command of Aerea Brigada IV
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Smith, currently 18 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FAM I.Ae.3/3T, 25 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 4 Fokker T.IVa, 6 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani and 8 Westland Wapiti V

Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, currently 12 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) and 12 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Total aircraft: 610 (106 fighters, 56 dive-bombers, 92 torpedo bombers, 176 bombers, 86 seaplanes, 12 flying boats, 3 transports, 18 basic trainers and 61 advanced trainers)


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by two Regiments of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.

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ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA 1943

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (General de Aero Pedro Zann)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Melchor Escola)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Lt. Gen. L. Francesco)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Enrique Molina)
Inspector General of Equipment (Gen. Florencio D’Parravicini)
Commando Paraguay (Gen. Horacio Vasquez)

National Defence Programme
Each Aerea Brigada is a territorial headquarters unit designed to undertake all quartermaster and strategic planning within its area and undertake control of all air defence efforts within its boundary. They also control the Navy’s aircraft to co-operate with FAA units fully for maritime units. The Navy retains tactical control of its own units but there is a liaison unit with each Brigada HQ. Aerea Brigada IV is responsible for all aircrew training.

Order of Battle
Each Regimenta has three Grupo each with 24 aircraft for a total of 72 aircraft. Each Grupo divided into two twelve-aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I e.g. 1/1A or 3/2F.

Aerea Brigada I
HQ San Luis, General de Aero Martin Pico

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Lt. General Juan Ramirez Diego , Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02 Pulqui (72 FMA I-02II by end of 1943)

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Maj. General Miguel Foscero, Ground Attack, currently 72 Henschel Hs-129Arg

Aerea Regimenta No 7 Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Alfredo Miguel Paladino, Ground Attack, currently 72 Henschel Hs-129Arg

Aerea Regimenta No 8 Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Franco Mercedes, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III

Aerea Regimenta No 9 Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba, Lieutenant General de Aero Juan Ignacio San Martin, Ground Attack, currently 6 FMA I.Ae.23 Jaguar, 36 Tucan T-17B and 36 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon (72 FMA I.Ae.23 Jaguar by end of 1943)

Aerea Brigada II
HQ Santiago del Estero, General de Aero Cillion

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Maj. General R. Burrquitos, Medium Bombers, currently 72 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Lt. General P. M. Stallone , Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02II Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 12 (formerly Aerea Regimenta Paraguay), Military Air Base Ascuncion, Paraguay, General Victoriano Martinez de Algeria, currently one Grupo with 24 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon, one Grupo with 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II), one Grupo with 24 Tucan T-17B and one Grupo with 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.1, Military Air Base San Salvador, Province of Jujuy, Capitan de Aero Francisco, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.3, Military Air Base Resistencia, Province of Chaco, Capitan de Aero Marabella, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Brigada III
HQ Santa Rosa, General de Aero Humberto Sosa Molina

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Major General Benjamin Matienzo, Interception, currently 72 FMA II-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 10 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, Lt. General Luis Tabbone, Medium Bombers and Ground Attack, currently 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) and 48 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa, Maj. General Juan Biedma , Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA M.B.2, 24 FMA I-100D and 24 Westland Lysander

Escuadrón de Reconocimiento Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas, Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa, Flight Capitan Camilo Jimenez, Reconnaissance, currently 3 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III), 4 de Havilland Mosquito and 2 FMA I-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 11 Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Marcos Michello, Anti-Shipping and Medium Bombing, currently 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 48 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish II

Aerea Grupo No.2, Military Air Base Las Heras, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Pollo, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 16 Tucan T-18 NB-1 dive-bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, Capitan de Aero Marbore, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 6 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 16 IMPA SI-21S and 3 CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Massa, 16 IMPA SI-21S

Aerea Brigada IV
HQ Cordoba, Lieutenant General Oton Mantovant

Grupo Transporte Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Major General de Aero A. A. Azcacardo; one squadron with 6 Twin Condor based at Military Air Base Santiago del Estero; currently 7 Junkers Ju-52 and 24 Constelación Twin Condor Serie-400

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Major General Luis Candelaria, currently 48 FMA I.Ae 6T, 62 FMA I.Ae 2T, 48 FMA I.Ae 3T, 75 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 3 FMA I.Ae 4T and 24 IMPA M.B.2B navigation trainers; one group at Military Air Base Mercedes (M.B.2B and I.Ae4T) and another at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman (FMA I.Ae 3 advanced trainers) (plus 75 I.Ae.22DL by Q4/44 replacing I.Ae2T)

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero P. Careras, has access to six FMA I.Ae 2T and FMA I.Ae 3T

Paratroop School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero S. Davila, has access to Grupo Transporte aircraft

Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General Agustin Verona

Tactical Bomber School Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Lt. General G. Smith, currently 22 Tucan T-17, 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II)

Tactical Fighter School Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Maj. General P. Portolini, currently 6 FMA I-100 Barron (all series), 24 FMA I-01-II Buchon, 10 FMA I-01-IIB, 10 FMA I-02 Pulqui and 12 FMA I.Ae 3T

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Smith, currently 18 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FAM I.Ae.3/3T, 25 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 4 Fokker T.IVa, 6 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani and 8 Westland Wapiti V

Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Dominguez, currently 12 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) and 12 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Total Strengths
Brigada I strength 366 aircraft (108 fighters, 72 bombers and 186 ground-attack aircraft)
Brigada II strength 288 aircraft (96 fighters, 96 bombers, 24 ground attack and 72 light aircraft)
Brigada III strength 578 aircraft, 321 FAA aircraft (74 fighters, 24 fighter-reconnaissance, 144 bombers, 55 reconnaissance and 24 light aircraft) plus 257 Naval aircraft (72 Naval fighters, 48 Naval torpedo-bombers, 96 Naval bombers and 41 seaplanes)
Brigada IV strength 508 aircraft, 387 FAA aircraft (31 transports, 48 basic trainers, 188 advanced trainers, 24 navigation trainers, 50 fighters, 24 bombers and 22 ground-attack aircraft) plus 121 Naval aircraft (18 basic trainers, 61 advanced trainers, 18 seaplanes, 12 torpedo-bombers and 12 bombers)
Total FAA aircraft: 1,362 aircraft (328 fighters, 336 bombers, 232 ground-attack aircraft, 79 reconnaissance, 96 light aircraft, 31 transports and 260 trainers)


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
26 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.


ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA 1943

COMMANDS

Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice Almirante Sarimento)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Under the command of Commando de Aviacion Naval Brigada
HQ Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Dominguez

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca,
Independencia Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Santana
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Guardabosques Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Jabrez
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Guardabosques Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 Spartan NT-1 (TBN-7) (12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto by Q3/43)


1942 Re-organisation
All Aerea Regimenta Naval (except No1 which serves carrier fleet requirements) are composed of three Grupo; one fighter, one bomber and one dive/torpedo bomber. Each Grupo has two squadrons of 12 aircraft giving a Grupo total of 24 and a Regimenta total of 72 (identical to the previous total). “Bahia Blanca” Regimenta Naval was disbanded and its fighters shared between the three other Regimenta and the last of the current I-01-II Buchons were handed back to the Air Force.

Aerea Grupo Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jarez, 8 ENAER Sea Coati and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter

Aerea Grupo Naval No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Dornier Do-24 Arg

Naval Transport Squadron, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Major de Aero Estaban, 4 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani, 3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 3 Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group B Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Sabatina, 16 Tucan NB-1, 8 Spartan NT-1, 10 FMA I-02N, 3 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto and 18 Coati-N trainers


Under the Command of Aerea Brigada III

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 16 Tucan T-18 NB-1 dive-bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, Capitan de Aero Marbore, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers (24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto by Q3/44)

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers (24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto by Q3/43)

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 6 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 16 IMPA SI-21S and 3 CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Massa, 16 IMPA SI-21S


Under the Command of Aerea Brigada IV

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jabbare, currently 18 FMA I.Ae 2, 36 FAM I.Ae.3/3T, 25 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 4 Fokker T.IVa, 6 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani and 8 Westland Wapiti V (plus 25 I.Ae.22DL by end of 1943 replacing I.Ae 2)

Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Sabatina, currently 12 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) and 12 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M)

Total Strength
Total aircraft: 610 (106 fighters, 56 dive-bombers, 92 torpedo bombers, 176 bombers, 86 seaplanes, 12 flying boats, 3 transports, 18 basic trainers and 61 advanced trainers)


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by two Regiments of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.

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Saturday, June 8th 2013, 3:02pm

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA 1944

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (General de Aero Pedro Zann)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo DAssi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Melchor Escola)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Lt. Gen. L. Francesco)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Enrique Molina)
Inspector General of Equipment (Gen. Florencio DParravicini)
Commando Paraguay (Gen. Horacio Vasquez)

National Defence Programme
Each Aerea Brigada is a territorial headquarters unit designed to undertake all quartermaster and strategic planning within its area and undertake control of all air defence efforts within its boundary. They also control the Navys aircraft to co-operate with FAA units fully for maritime units. The Navy retains tactical control of its own units but there is a liaison unit with each Brigada HQ. Aerea Brigada IV is responsible for all aircrew training.

Order of Battle
Each Regimenta has three Grupo each with 24 aircraft for a total of 72 aircraft. Each Grupo divided into two twelve-aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I e.g. 1/1A or 3/2F.

Aerea Brigada I
HQ San Luis, General de Aero Martin Pico

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Lt. General Juan Ramirez Diego , Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02II Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base El Plumerillo Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Maj. General Miguel Foscero, Ground Attack, currently 72 Henschel Hs-129Arg

Aerea Regimenta No 7 Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Franco Mercedes, Ground Attack, currently 72 Henschel Hs-129Arg

Aerea Regimenta No 8 Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Alfredo Miguel Paladino, Medium Bombing, currently 72 I.Ae 24 B-01 Calquin (all by Q4/44)

Aerea Regimenta No 9 Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba, Lt. General de Aero Juan Ignacio San Martin, Ground Attack, currently 72 FMA I.Ae.23 Jaguar

Aerea Brigada II
HQ Santiago del Estero, General de Aero Cillion

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Maj. General R. Burrquitos, Medium Bombing, currently 72 Junkers Ju-88 B-04

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Lt. General P. M. Stallone , Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02II Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 12 (formerly Aerea Regimenta Paraguay), Military Air Base Ascuncion, Paraguay, General Victoriano Martinez de Algeria, currently one Grupo with 24 FMA I-02 Pulqui, one Grupo with 24 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III, one Grupo with 24 Tucan T-17B and one Grupo with 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero [I.Ae 24]

Aerea Grupo No.1, Military Air Base San Salvador, Province of Jujuy, Capitan de Aero Francisco, Reconnaissance, currently 22 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.3, Military Air Base Resistencia, Province of Chaco, Capitan de Aero Marabella, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Brigada III
HQ Santa Rosa, General de Aero Humberto Sosa Molina

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Maj. General Benjamin Matienzo, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 10 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, Maj. General Luis Tabbone, Medium Bombing, currently 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) and 48 Junkers Ju-88 B-04

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa, Maj. General Juan Biedma , Reconnaissance, currently 6 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III), 24 FMA I-02R Pulqui and 24 Westland Lysander

Escuadrón de Reconocimiento Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas, Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa, Flight Capitan Camilo Jimenez, Reconnaissance, currently 2 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III), 4 de Havilland Mosquito and 2 FMA I-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 11 Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Maj. General Michello, Anti-Shipping and Medium Bombing, currently 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 48 Junkers Ju-88 B-04

Aerea Grupo No.2, Military Air Base Las Heras, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Marcos, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 16 Tucan T-18 NB-1 dive-bombers and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, Capitan de Aero Marbore, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 6 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, 16 IMPA SI-21S and 3 CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Massa, 16 IMPA SI-21S

Aerea Brigada IV
HQ Cordoba, Lieutenant General Oton Mantovant

Grupo Transporte Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Major General de Aero A. A. Azcacardo; one squadron with 6 Twin Condor based at Military Air Base Santiago del Estero; currently 7 Junkers Ju-52 and 24 Constelación Twin Condor Serie-400

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Major General Luis Candelaria, currently, 150 FMA I.Ae.22 DL. One Grupo of 1 FMA I.Ae 4T and 16 IMPA SI-21NT navigation trainers at Military Air Base Mercedes. One Grupo of 48 FMA I.Ae 6T at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero P. Careras, has access to aircraft of Escula Regimenta

Paratroop School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero S. Davila, has access to Grupo Transporte aircraft

Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General Agustin Verona

Tactical Bomber School Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Lt. General G. Smith, currently 24 Tucan T-17B, 24 IMPA SI-21A (Sp-21 Vanquish II)

Tactical Fighter School Military Air Base El Plumerillo Mendoza, Maj. General P. Portolini, currently 10 FMA I-01-IIB, 24 FMA I-02 Pulqui and 60 FMA I.Ae 3T

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jabbare, currently 25 FAM I.Ae.3T, 50 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 2 Fokker T.IVa, 3 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani and 4 Westland Wapiti V

Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Dominguez, currently 12 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) and 6 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 4 Junkers Ju-88 B-4T

Reserve Aircraft Park No.1, Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, currently 70 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon, 7 FMA I-02 Pulqui, 30 Hs-129Arg, 30 Tucan T-17B, 20 Tucan T-17, 42 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III, 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M), 9 Junkers Ju-88 B-4 and 3 Junkers Ju-88 B-4T


Total Strengths
Brigada I strength 360 aircraft (72 fighters, 72 bombers and 216 ground-attack aircraft)
Brigada II strength 286 aircraft (96 fighters, 96 bombers, 24 ground attack and 70 light aircraft)
Brigada III strength 551 aircraft; 302 FAA aircraft (74 fighters, 24 fighter-reconnaissance, 144 bombers, 36 reconnaissance and 24 light aircraft) plus 249 Naval aircraft (72 Naval fighters, 96 Naval torpedo-bombers, 16 Naval dive-bombers, 24 Naval bombers and 41 seaplanes)
Brigada IV strength 542 aircraft; 436 FAA aircraft (31 transports, 48 basic trainers, 258 advanced trainers, 17 navigation trainers, 34 fighters, 24 bombers and 24 ground-attack aircraft) plus 106 Naval aircraft (0 basic trainers, 75 advanced trainers, 9 seaplanes, 22 torpedo-bombers and bombers)
Reserve Airpark strength 235 aircraft
Total FAA aircraft: 1,336 aircraft (252 fighters, 336 bombers, 264 ground-attack aircraft, 60 reconnaissance, 94 light aircraft, 31 transports and 323 trainers) [1943: 1,362 aircraft]


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
26 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns
These are for defence in Argentina and are based; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. These are HQs and batteries are deployed in various towns/airfields. The Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.


ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA 1944

COMMANDS

Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice Almirante Sarimento)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Under the command of Commando de Aviacion Naval Brigada
HQ Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Dominguez

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca,
Independencia Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Durros
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Guardabosques Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Jabrez
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Guardabosques Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Aerea Grupo Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Sabatina, 8 ENAER Sea Coati and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter

Aerea Grupo Naval No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Dornier Do-24 Arg

Naval Transport Squadron, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Estaban, 4 FMA I.Ae 1 Guarani, 3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 3 Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group B Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jarez, 16 Tucan NB-1, 8 Spartan NT-1, 10 FMA I-02N, 3 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto and 18 Coati-N trainers

Under the Command of Aerea Brigada III
Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 16 Tucan T-18 NB-1 dive-bombers and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, Capitan de Aero Marbore, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) torpedo bombers and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 6 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, 16 IMPA SI-21S and 3 CA-02 Frigatebird

Aerea Grupo Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Massa, 16 IMPA SI-21S


Under the Command of Aerea Brigada IV
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jabbare, currently 25 FAM I.Ae.3T, 50 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 2 Fokker T.IVa, 3 FMA I.Ae 1D Guarani and 4 Westland Wapiti V

Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Dominguez, currently 12 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) and 6 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 4 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T


Total aircraft: 496 (106 fighters, 56 dive-bombers, 143 torpedo bombers, 24 bombers, 77 seaplanes, 12 flying boats, 3 transports, 0 basic trainers and 75 advanced trainers) [1943: 610 aircraft]


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each Air Base and Naval Base is protected by two Regiments of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns, all batteries have three guns
Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.

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Saturday, May 24th 2014, 4:44pm

Order of Battle 1945

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA 1945

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (General de Aero Pedro Zann)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. Melchor Escola)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Lt. Gen. L. Francesco)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Humberto Sosa Molina)
Inspector General of Equipment (Gen. Florencio D’Parravicini)
Commando Paraguay (Gen. Horacio Vasquez)

Each Aerea Brigada is a territorial headquarters unit designed to undertake all quartermaster and strategic planning within its area and undertake control of all air defence efforts within its boundary. They also control the Navy’s aircraft to co-operate with FAA units fully for maritime units. The Navy retains tactical control of its own units but there is a liaison unit with each Brigada HQ. Aerea Brigada IV is responsible for all aircrew training.

Order of Battle
Each Regimenta has three Grupo each with 24 aircraft for a total of 72 aircraft. Each Grupo divided into two twelve-aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I e.g. 1/1A or 3/2F.

Aerea Brigada I
HQ San Luis, General de Aero Martin Pico

Aerea Regimenta No1 Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General P. Portolini, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02II Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 3 Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Maj. General Miguel Foscero, Ground Attack, currently 72 Henschel Hs-129Arg

Aerea Regimenta No 7 Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Franco Mercedes, Ground Attack, currently 72 Henschel Hs-129Arg

Aerea Regimenta No 8 Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Alfredo Miguel Paladino, Medium Bombing, currently 72 I.Ae 24 B-01 Calquin

Aerea Regimenta No 9 Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba, Lt. General de Aero Juan Ignacio San Martin, Ground Attack, currently 72 FMA I.Ae.23 G-01 Jaguar


Aerea Brigada II
HQ Santiago del Estero, General de Aero Edelmiro J. Farrell

Aerea Regimenta No 4 Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Maj. General R. Burrquitos, Medium Bombing, currently 72 Junkers Ju-88 B-04

Aerea Regimenta No 6 Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Lt. General P. M. Stallone , Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02II Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 12 (formerly Aerea Regimenta Paraguay), Military Air Base Ascuncion, Paraguay, Maj. General Miguel Francisco, currently one Grupo with 24 FMA I-02 Pulqui, one Grupo with 24 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III, one Grupo with 24 Tucan T-17B and one Grupo with 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.1, Military Air Base San Salvador, Province of Jujuy, Capitan de Aero Borticini, Reconnaissance, currently 22 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.3, Military Air Base Resistencia, Province of Chaco, Capitan de Aero Marabella, Reconnaissance, currently 23 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero


Aerea Brigada III
HQ Santa Rosa, General de Aero Cillion

Aerea Regimenta No 2 Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Maj. General Benjamin Matienzo, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02 Pulqui

Aerea Regimenta No 10 Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, Maj. General Luis Tabbone, Medium Bombing, currently 30 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin and 48 Junkers Ju-88 B-04 [total 72 I.Ae.28 planned by Q3/46]

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa, Maj. General Jorge Bosch , Reconnaissance, currently 4 de Havilland Mosquito R-02, 24 FMA I-02R Pulqui and 24 Westland Lysander R-03

Escuadrón de Reconocimiento Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas, Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa, Flight Capitan Camilo Jimenez, Reconnaissance, currently 24 Savioa-Marchetti Ermes R-01

Aerea Regimenta No 11 Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Maj. General Michello, Anti-Shipping and Medium Bombing, currently 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 48 Junkers Ju-88 B-04

Aerea Grupo No.2, Military Air Base Las Heras, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Marcos, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 16 Tucan T-18 NB-1 dive-bombers and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, Capitan de Aero Marbore, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto torpedo bombers and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T


Aerea Brigada IV
HQ Cordoba, Lieutenant General Oton Mantovant

Grupo Transporte Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Major General de Aero A. A. Azcacardo; one squadron with 6 Twin Condor based at Military Air Base Santiago del Estero; currently 24 Constelación T-02 Twin Condor Serie-400 and 12 T-03 BCAC Viking and 12 T-04 BCAC Freighter

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Major General Luis Candelaria, currently, 150 FMA I.Ae.22 DL. One Grupo of 1 FMA I.Ae 4T and 16 IMPA SI-21NT navigation trainers at Military Air Base Mercedes. One Grupo of 48 FMA I.Ae 6T at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero P. Careras, has access to aircraft of Escula Regimenta

Paratroop School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero S. Davila, has access to Grupo Transporte aircraft

Technical School Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General Agustin Verona

Tactical Bomber School Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Lt. General G. Smith, currently 24 Tucan T-17B, 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III)

Tactical Fighter School Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Lt. General Juan Ramirez Diego, currently 24 FMA I-02 Pulqui and 30 FMA I.Ae 3T and 30 FMA TI-01-IIB

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jabbare, currently 25 FAM I.Ae.3T, 50 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 4 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Jarez, currently 12 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) and 6 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 4 Junkers Ju-88 B-4T

Reserve Aircraft Park No.1, Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, currently 0 FMA I-01-IIB Buchon, 6 FMA I-02 Pulqui, 30 Hs-129Arg, 20 Tucan T-17B, 20 Tucan T-17, 39 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III, 24 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M), 9 Junkers Ju-88 B-4, 3 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T and 30 FMA I.Ae.3T


Total Strengths
Brigada I strength 366 aircraft (72 fighters, 78 bombers and 216 ground-attack aircraft)
Brigada II strength 285 aircraft (96 fighters, 96 bombers, 24 ground attack and 69 light aircraft)
Brigada III strength 502 aircraft; 316 FAA aircraft (72 fighters, 24 fighter-reconnaissance, 144 bombers, 52 reconnaissance and 24 light aircraft) plus 184 Naval aircraft (72 Naval fighters, 72 Naval torpedo-bombers, 16 Naval dive-bombers and 24 Naval bombers)
Brigada IV strength 557 aircraft; 453 FAA aircraft (48 transports, 48 basic trainers, 258 advanced trainers, 17 navigation trainers, 34 fighters, 24 bombers and 24 ground-attack aircraft) plus 104 Naval aircraft (0 basic trainers, 75 advanced trainers, 3 seaplanes, 4 flying boats, 22 torpedo-bombers and bombers)
Reserve Airpark strength 221 aircraft
Total FAA aircraft: 1,420 aircraft (274 fighters, 342 bombers, 264 ground-attack aircraft, 76 reconnaissance, 93 light aircraft, 48 transports and 323 trainers) [1943: 1,336 aircraft]


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
28 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns and are used for defence of various towns and airfields. HQs and Lead batteries are located at; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.


ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA 1945

COMMANDS

Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice Almirante Sarimento)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Aero Smith)

Under the command of Commando de Aviacion Naval Brigada
HQ Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Dominguez

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca,
Independencia Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Durros
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Guardabosques Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Jabrez
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Guardabosques Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Aerea Grupo Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Aerea Grupo Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Aerea Grupo Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Sabatina, 8 ENAER Sea Coati and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter

Aerea Grupo Naval No 5 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Hambros, 12 Dornier Do-24 Arg

Naval Transport Squadron, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Pavattori, 5 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 3 Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra and 5 T-03 BCAC Viking

Escula de Aviacion Naval Group B Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Dominguez, 16 Tucan NB-1, 10 FMA I-02N, 3 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto and 18 Coati-N trainers


Under the Command of Aerea Brigada III
Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2 Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 16 Tucan T-18 NB-1 dive-bombers and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3 Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, Capitan de Aero Marbore, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto torpedo bombers and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T


Under the Command of Aerea Brigada IV
Escula de Aviacion Naval Group Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jabbare, currently 25 FAM I.Ae.3T, 50 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 4 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Anti-Shipping Tactical School, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Jarez, currently 12 IMPA TB-1 (Spartan TBN-7) and 6 IMPA SI-21T (Sp-21M) and 4 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T


Total aircraft: 494 (106 fighters, 56 dive-bombers, 145 torpedo bombers, 24 bombers, 28 seaplanes, 52 flying boats, 8 transports, 0 basic trainers and 75 advanced trainers) [1944: 496 aircraft]


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each naval airbase and dockyard is protected by two regiments consisting of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns. Each battery has three guns. Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.

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Thursday, March 5th 2015, 9:55pm

Fuerza Aerea Argentina Order of Battle 1946

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (General de Aero Pedro Zann)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. George Smith)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Lt. Gen. L. Francesco)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos) (Erhard Milch, Technical Director of Research and Development)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Humberto Sosa Molina)
Inspector General of Equipment (Gen. Martin Pico)
Commando Paraguay (Lt. Gen. Oton Mantovant)

National Defence Programme
Each Aerea Brigada is a territorial headquarters unit designed to undertake all quartermaster and strategic planning within its area and undertake control of all air defence efforts within its boundary. They also control the Navy’s aircraft to co-operate with FAA units fully for maritime units. The Navy retains tactical control of its own units but there is a liaison unit with each Brigada HQ. Aerea Brigada IV is responsible for all aircrew training.

Order of Battle
Each Regimenta has three Grupo each with 24 aircraft for a total of 72 aircraft. Each Grupo divided into two twelve-aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I e.g. 1/1A or 3/2F.

Aerea Brigada I
HQ San Luis, General J. Biedma

Aerea Regimenta No1, Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General P. Portolini, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02II Pulqui and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Regimenta No 3, Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza, Maj. General Miguel Foscero, Ground Attack, currently 72 Henschel Hs-129Arg and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Regimenta No 7, Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Franco Mercedes, Ground Attack, currently 72 Henschel Hs-129Arg and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Regimenta No 8, Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis, Maj. General Alfredo Miguel Paladino, Medium Bombing, currently 72 I.Ae 24 B-01 Calquin and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Regimenta No 9, Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General Alfonso Borticini, Ground Attack, currently 72 FMA I.Ae.23 G-01 Jaguar and 2 Percival Proctor T-05


Aerea Brigada II
HQ Santiago del Estero, General de Aero Edelmiro J. Farrell

Aerea Regimenta No 4, Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero, Lt. General de Aero Juan Ignacio San Martin, Medium Bombing, currently 8 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin and 70 Junkers Ju-88 B-04 and 2 Percival Proctor T-05 [64 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin by Q3/47]

Aerea Regimenta No 6, Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman, Lt. General R. Burrquitos, Interception, currently 15 FMA I-04 I-03 Ñancú and 48 FMA I-02II Pulqui and 2 Percival Proctor T-05 [72 I-03 Ñancú by Q2/47]

Aerea Regimenta No 12 (formerly Aerea Regimenta Paraguay), Military Air Base Ascuncion, Paraguay, Maj. General Miguel Francisco, currently one Grupo with 24 FMA I-02II Pulqui, one Grupo with 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-4, one Grupo with 24 Tucan T-17B and one Grupo with 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Grupo No.1, Military Air Base San Salvador, Province of Jujuy, Capitan de Aero Cadenza, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aerea Grupo No.3, Military Air Base Resistencia, Province of Chaco, Capitan de Aero Marabella, Reconnaissance, currently 12 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 12 Westland Lysander R-03 and 2 Percival Proctor T-05


Aerea Brigada III
HQ Santa Rosa, General de Aero Cillion

Aerea Regimenta No 2, Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Lt. General . M. Stallone, Interception, currently 72 FMA I-02 Pulqui and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Regimenta No 10, Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, Maj. General Luis Tabbone, Medium Bombing, currently 72 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Regimenta No 5 Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa, Maj. General Jorge Bosch , Reconnaissance, currently 24 Savioa-Marchetti Ermes R-01 and 4 de Havilland Mosquito R-02, 24 FMA I-02R Pulqui and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Regimenta No 11, Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Maj. General Michello, Anti-Shipping and Medium Bombing, currently 72 Junkers Ju-88 B-04 and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Grupo No.2, Military Air Base Las Heras, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Aero Marcos, Reconnaissance, currently 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3, Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, Capitan de Aero Marbore, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto torpedo bombers and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T


Aerea Brigada IV
HQ Cordoba, Lieutenant General Agustin Verona

Grupo Transporte, Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Major General de Aero A. A. Azcacardo; one squadron with 6 Twin Condor based at Military Air Base Santiago del Estero; one squadron with 6 T-03 BCAC Viking and 10 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove currently based at Military Air Base San Luis; currently 24 Constelación T-02 Twin Condor Serie-400 and 6 T-03 BCAC Viking and 20 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove and 12 T-04 BCAC Freighter

Paratroop School, Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis, Capitan de Aero S. Davila, has access to Grupo Transporte aircraft

School of Military Aviation, Escula Regimenta (School Regiment) Military Air Base Cordoba, Major General Luis Candelaria, currently, 100 FMA I.Ae.22 DL. One Grupo of 16 IMPA SI-21NT navigation trainers at Military Air Base Mercedes. One Grupo of 48 FMA I.Ae 6T at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman. One Grupo of 24 Percival Proctor T-05 radio-trainers at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman.

School for Specialists (for NCOs) Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Capitan de Aero P. Careras, has access to aircraft of Escula Regimenta

Technical School, Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Maj. General Benjamin Matienzo

Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas Tactical School, Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Lt. General Juan Ramirez Diego, Smith, currently 24 FMA TI-01-IIB and 12 FMA I-02 Pulqui and 12 Tucan T-17B and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Target Towing Unit, Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Captain de Aero Sanchez, currently 12 Westland Lysander TR-03

Reserve Aircraft Park, Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa, currently 6 FMA TI-01-IIB, 40 FMA I-02 Pulqui, 29 Hs-129Arg, 32 Tucan T-17B, 74 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III, 9 Junkers Ju-88 B-4, 3 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T, 50 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 30 FMA I.Ae.3T and 34 Percival Proctor T-05


b]Total Strengths[/b]
Brigada I strength 370 aircraft (72 fighters, 72 bombers, 216 ground-attack aircraft and 10 liaison aircraft)
Brigada II strength 295 aircraft (87 fighters, 102 bombers, 24 ground attack and 82 liaison and reconnaissance aircraft)
Brigada III strength 470 aircraft; 292 FAA aircraft (72 fighters, 24 fighter-reconnaissance, 144 bombers, 28 reconnaissance and 34 liaison aircraft) plus 168 Naval aircraft (72 fighters, 72 torpedo-bombers and 24 bombers)
Brigada IV strength 358 aircraft (86 transports, 48 basic trainers, 124 advanced trainers, 16 navigation trainers, 24 radio trainers, 12 fighters, 24 bombers, 12 ground-attack aircraft and 12 tugs)
Reserve Airpark strength 307 aircraft
Total frontline FAA aircraft: 1,335 (243 fighters, 342 bombers, 252 ground-attack aircraft, 52 reconnaissance, 136 liaison aircraft, 86 transports, 12 tugs and 212 trainers) [1945: 1,420 aircraft]


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
28 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns and are used for defence of various towns and airfields. HQs and Lead batteries are located at; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.


Commando de Aviacion Naval Argentina Order of Battle 1946

Commands
Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice Almirante Sarimento)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Navio Jarez)

Commando de Aviacion Naval Brigada
HQ Bahia Blanca (Capitan de Navio Dominguez)

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 1 Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca,
Independencia Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Durros
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Guardabosques Carrier Wing, Capitan de Navio Jabrez
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Guardabosques Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Aero Jarez, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Aerea Grupo Naval No 2, Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz, Capitan de Navio H. Hernandez, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Aerea Grupo Naval No 3, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Pontros, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Aerea Grupo Naval No 4, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Sabatina, 8 ENAER Sea Coati and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter

Aerea Grupo Naval No 5, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Hambros, 12 Dornier Do-24 Arg

Naval Transport Squadron, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Aero Pavattori, 4 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 3 Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra and 5 T-03 BCAC Viking and 12 Percival Proctor T-05 and 5 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove

Escula de Aviacion Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Capitan de Navio Jarez, currently 25 FAM I.Ae.3T, 50 FMA I.Ae.22 DL and 8 Tucan NB-1, 6 FMA I-02N, 3 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto and 18 Coati-N trainers and 4 Junkers Ju-88 B-4T and 3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 4 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina


Under the Command of Aerea Brigada III
Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut, Capitan de Navio Albarrcin, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3, Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro, Capitan de Aero Marbore, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto torpedo bombers and 24 IMPA SI-21B (Vanquish III) bombers

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa, Capitan de Navio Horacio Smith, currently 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto torpedo bombers and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T


Total aircraft: 458 (102 fighters, 32 dive-bombers, 123 torpedo bombers, 24 bombers, 25 seaplanes, 52 flying boats, 25 transports and 75 advanced trainers) [1945: 494 aircraft]


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each naval airbase and dockyard is protected by two regiments consisting of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns. Each battery has three guns. Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.

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Saturday, January 16th 2016, 2:25pm

Order of Battle 1947

ORDER OF BATTLE FUERZA AEREA ARGENTINA 1947

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces) (General de Aero Cillion)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (Senor Alfredo D’Assi)
Direccion de Institutos Aeronautica (Directorate of Air Training) (Gen. George Smith)
Commando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training) (Lt Gen. Alfonso Borticini)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings) (Brigadier Bartolome de la Colina)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development) (Dr Fernando Banardos) (Erhard Milch, Technical Director of Research and Development)
Inspector General of Bombers and Ground Attack Aircraft (Gen. Humberto Sosa Molina)
Inspector General of Equipment (Gen. Martin Pico)
Commando Paraguay (Lt. Gen. Oton Mantovant)

National Defence Programme
Each Aerea Brigada is a territorial headquarters unit designed to undertake all quartermaster and strategic planning within its area and undertake control of all air defence efforts within its boundary. They also control the Navy’s aircraft to co-operate with FAA units fully for maritime units. The Navy retains tactical control of its own units but there is a liaison unit with each Brigada HQ. Aerea Brigada IV is responsible for all aircrew training.

Order of Battle
Each Regimenta has three Grupo each with 24 aircraft for a total of 72 aircraft. Each Grupo divided into two twelve-aircraft squadrons which break down further into three four aircraft flights.
E.g., Area Regimenta No1 has Area Grupo 1, 2 and 3, each squadron will be 1/1-1/2 for Grupo 1 and 2/1-2/2 for Grupo 2 etc, flights in a Grupo are designated A to I e.g. 1/1A or 3/2F.
Aircraft markings show the Squadron and number within it e.g. 1-04 with the Flight letter on the tail.

Aerea Brigada I
HQ San Luis, General J. Biedma
Brigada I HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base San Luis
2 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove, 2 Percival Proctor T-05 and 2 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Ataque Regimenta No. 1, Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza, Province of Mendoza
72 Henschel Hs-129Arg and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Ataque Regimenta No. 3, Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis
72 Henschel Hs-129Arg and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Ataque Regimenta No. 2, Military Air Base Renanco, Province of Cordoba
72 FMA I.Ae.23 G-01 Jaguar and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Bombardeo Regimenta No. 2, Military Air Base San Luis, Province of San Luis
72 I.Ae 24 B-01 Calquin and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Interceptador Regimenta No.1, Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba
60 FMA I-02II Pulqui, 9 I-02III Pulqui and 2 Percival Proctor T-05 [24 I-04 Meteor by Q1/48]

Aerea Brigada II
HQ Santiago del Estero, General de Aero L. Francesco
Brigada II HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Santiago del Estero
2 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove, 2 Percival Proctor T-05, 2 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 1 FMA TI-01-IIB

Bombardeo Regimenta No. 3, Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, Province of Santiago del Estero
72 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Interceptador Regimenta No.2, Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman, Province of Tucuman
72 FMA I-04 I-03 Ñancú and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Mission Paraguay, Military Air Base Ascuncion, Paraguay
Grupo 1 24 FMA I-02II Pulqui; Grupo 2 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-4; Grupo 3 24 Tucan T-17B; Grupo 4 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Patrulla Squadron No.1, Military Air Base San Salvador, Province of Jujuy
6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 6 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Patrulla Squadron No.2, Military Air Base Resistencia, Province of Chaco
6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 6 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Brigada III
HQ Santa Rosa, General de Aero Cillion
Brigada II HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Santa Rosa
2 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove, 2 Percival Proctor T-05 and 2 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Bombardeo Regimenta No. 1, Military Air Base Santa Rosa, Province of La Pampa
72 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Bombardeo Regimenta No. 4, Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz
72 Junkers Ju-88 B-04 and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Interceptador Regimenta No.3, Military Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca
48 FMA I-02 Pulqui, 24 I-02III Pulqui and 2 Percival Proctor T-05 [15 I-04 Meteor by Q1/48]

Reconocimiento Regimenta No. 1, Military Air Base Telen, Province of La Pamapa
24 Savioa-Marchetti Ermes R-01, 4 de Havilland Mosquito R-02, 24 FMA I-02R Pulqui and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Vuelo de Rescate de Montaña No.1 (Mountain Rescue Flight), Military Air Base San Juan, Province of San Juan
6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Vuelo de Rescate de Montaña No.2 (Mountain Rescue Flight), Military Air Base Las Heras, Province of Santa Cruz
6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Brigada IV
HQ Cordoba, Lieutenant General Agustin Verona
Brigada II HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Cordoba
2 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Regimenta Transporte, Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis
Grupo 1 10 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove and 12 T-04 BCAC Freighter at Military Air Base Mercedes; Grupo 2 20 Constelación T-02 Twin Condor Serie-400 at Military Air Base Mercedes; Grupo 3 6 Twin Condor at Military Air Base Santiago del Estero; Grupo 4 10 T-03 BCAC Viking and 10 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove at Military Air Base San Luis; Grupo 4 2 T-03 BCAC Viking, 2 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove and 4 Constelación T-02 Twin Condor Serie-400 at Military Air Base Neuquen

Escula de Paracaidistas (Paratrooper School), Military Air Base Mercedes, Province of San Luis
Access to Grupo Transporte aircraft

Escuela de Aviación Militar (School of Military Aviation), Military Air Base Cordoba
Grupo 1 50 FMA I.Ae.22 DL at Military Air Base Cordoba; Grupo 2 50 FMA I.Ae.22 DL at Military Air Base Telen; Grupo 3 16 IMPA SI-21NT navigation trainers at Military Air Base Telen; Grupo 4 48 FMA I.Ae 6T at Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman; Grupo 5 24 Percival Proctor T-05 radio-trainers at Military Air Base Neuquen

Escuela Táctica (Tactical School), Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman
2 I-04 Meteor, 24 FMA TI-01-IIB, 12 FMA I-02II Pulqui, 12 Tucan T-17B, 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-4 and 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Escuela de Especialistas (School for Specialists) (for NCOs), Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba
Access to aircraft of Escuela de Aviación Militar

Escuela Técnica (Technical School), Military Air Base Cordoba, Province of Cordoba

Unidad de Remolque Target (Target Towing Unit), Military Air Base “El Plumerillo” Mendoza
12 Westland Lysander TR-03

Reserve Aircraft Park, Military Air Base Neuquen, Province of Neuquen
5 FMA TI-01-IIB, 50 FMA I-02 Pulqui, 58 FMA I-02II Pulqui, 29 Hs-129Arg, 32 Tucan T-17B, 12 Westland Lysander R-03, 94 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III, 31 Junkers Ju-88 B-4, 3 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T, 48 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 29 FMA I.Ae.3T and 14 Percival Proctor T-05

Total Strengths
Brigada I strength 373 aircraft (69 fighters, 72 bombers, 216 ground-attack aircraft, 2 transports and 14 liaison aircraft)
Brigada II strength 277 aircraft (96 fighters, 96 bombers, 24 ground attack, 2 transport and 59 light reconnaissance/ liaison aircraft)
Brigada III strength 296 aircraft (72 fighters, 24 fighter-reconnaissance, 144 bombers, 28 reconnaissance, 2 transport and 26 liaison aircraft)
Brigada IV strength 362 aircraft (86 transports, 48 basic trainers, 124 advanced trainers, 16 navigation trainers, 24 radio trainers, 14 fighters, 24 bombers, 12 ground-attack aircraft and 12 tugs and 4 liaison aircraft)
Reserve Airpark strength 405 aircraft
Total frontline FAA aircraft: 1,310 (251 fighters, 336 bombers, 252 ground-attack aircraft, 52 reconnaissance, 103 liaison aircraft, 92 transports, 12 tugs and 212 trainers) [1945: 1,420 aircraft, 1946: 1,335 aircraft]


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
28 Regiments each with 24x37mm guns and 24x75mm guns, all batteries have four guns and are used for defence of various towns and airfields. HQs and Lead batteries are located at; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.


ORDER OF BATTLE COMMANDO DE AVIACION NAVAL ARGENTINA 1947

COMMANDS
Direccion-General de Aviacion Naval (Director-General of Naval Aviation) (Vice Almirante Sarimento)
Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado
Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos
Naval Air Base Madryn
Escula de Aviacion Naval (School of Naval Aviation) (Capitan de Navio Jarez)

Under the command of Commando de Aviacion Naval Brigada
HQ Bahia Blanca (Capitan de Navio Dominguez)

Comando de Aviación Naval Buque (Ship-Borne Aviation)
HQ Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Independencia
Independencia Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Independencia Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Independencia Squadron 3, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Guardabosques
Guardabosques Squadron 1, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Guardabosques Squadron 2, 12 Tucan T-18B NB-2
Guardabosques Squadron 3, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Crucero
8 ENAER Sea Coati and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter

Comando Marítimo Ataque, (Maritime Attack Command)
HQ, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 2, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut
24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 3, Naval Air Base Viedma, Province of Rio Negro
24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-4

Aerea Regimenta Naval No 4, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of La Pampa
24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto and 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Comando Marítimo Patrulla (Maritime Patrol Command)
HQ Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Aerea Grupo Naval No 1, Naval Air Base Madryn, Province of Chubut
12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Aerea Grupo Naval No 2, Naval Air Base Rio Gallegos and Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, Province of Santa Cruz,
12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Aerea Grupo Naval No 3, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, Province of Bahia Blanca
12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Aerea Grupo Naval No 4, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
10 FMA I.Ae.7P R-5


Transporte Squadron de Aviacion Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
4 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird, 5 T-03 BCAC Viking, 12 Percival Proctor T-05 and 5 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove

Escula de Aviacion Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
25 FAM I.Ae.3T, 48 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 6 FMA I-02N, 3 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto and 18 Coati-N and 4 Junkers Ju-88 B-4T and 3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 4 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina at Naval Air Base Madryn

Total aircraft: 453 (102 fighters, 32 dive-bombers, 123 torpedo bombers, 24 bombers, 25 seaplanes, 40 flying boats, 10 maritime patrol, 22 transports and 75 advanced trainers) [1945: 494 aircraft, 1946: 468 aircraft]

Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each naval airbase and dockyard is protected by two regiments consisting of 12x75mm 12x37mm and 12x20mm guns. Each battery has three guns. Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.

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Thursday, March 16th 2017, 9:12pm

Order of Battle Fuerza Aérea Argentina 1948

Order of Battle Fuerza Aérea Argentina 1948

Administrative Commands

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces)
Comando de Operaciones Aéreas (Air Operations Command)
Comando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training)
Comando de Personal (Personnel Command)
Comando de Material (Materiel Command)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (under the Ministry of Transport)

Order of Battle
Each Aérea Brigada is a territorial headquarters unit designed to undertake all quartermaster and strategic planning and control of air defence within its boundary. The Comando de Aviación Naval maintains a liaison unit with each Brigada HQ. Aerea Brigada IV is responsible for all aircrew training and auxiliary support functions.

Each Regimenta is comprised of three Grupo, each Grupo being comprised of two Escuadrilla with 12 aircraft each. Each Escuadrilla is comprised of three Vuleo (4 aircraft each).

Aérea Brigada I
HQ Military Air Base San Luis
Brigada I HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base San Luis, 2 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove, 2 Percival Proctor T-05 and 2 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Regimenta No. 1, Military Air Base San Luis
Regimenta 1 HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base San Luis, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Bombardeo Grupo 5, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin
Bombardeo Grupo 6, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 3, 15 FMA I-02II Pulqui and 9 I-02III Pulqui
Transporte Grupo 4, 10 T-03 BCAC T-05 Viking and 10 de Havilland DH.104T-06 Dove

Regimenta No. 2, Military Air Base Mercedes
Regimenta 2 HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Mercedes, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 7, 24 FMA I.Ae.23 G-01 Jaguar
Reconocimiento Grupo 3, 24 FMA I-02R Pulqui
Transporte Grupo 1, 10 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove and 12 BCAC T-04 Freighter
Transporte Grupo 2, 20 Constelación T-02 Twin Condor Serie-400

Regimenta No. 3, Military Air Base Renanco
Regimenta 3 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 4, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg
Ataque Grupo 5, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg
Ataque Grupo 6, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg

Regimenta No. 4, Military Air Base Cordoba
Regimenta 4 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Bombardeo Grupo 3, 24 I.Ae 24 B-01 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 1, 24 Gloster I-04 Meteor and 1 Gloster T-07 Meteor Trainer
Interceptador Grupo 2, 24 Gloster I-04 Meteor and 1 Gloster T-07 Meteor Trainer

Regimenta No. 5, Military Air Base ‘El Plumerillo’ Mendoza
Regimenta 5 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 1, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg
Ataque Grupo 2, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg
Bombardeo Grupo 2, 24 I.Ae 24 B-01 Calquin

Aérea Brigada II [b]
HQ Military Air Base Santiago del Estero
Brigada II HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, 2 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor, 2 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 1 FMA TI-01-IIB

Regimenta No.6, Military Air Base Santiago del Estero
Regimenta 6 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Bombardeo Grupo 4, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 4, 24 FMA I-04 I-03 Ñancú
Transporte Grupo 3, 6 Constelación T-02 Twin Condor and 3 BCAC T-04 Freighter

Regimenta No.7, Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman
Regimenta 7 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 3, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg
Bombardeo Grupo 1, 24 I.Ae 24 B-01 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 5, 24 FMA I-04 I-03 Ñancú

Independiente Grupo 1, Military Air Base San Salvador, 6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 6 Percival T-05 Proctor

Independiente Grupo 2, Military Air Base Resistencia, 6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 6 Percival T-05 Proctor

Misión Aérea Paraguay Military Air Base Ascuncion, Paraguay
Interceptador Grupo 7, 24 FMA I-02II Pulqui
Bombardeo Grupo 7, 24 Junkers B-4 Ju-88
Reconocimiento Grupo 1, 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 2 Percival T-05 Proctor

[b]Aérea Brigada III

HQ Military Air Base Santa Rosa
Brigada III HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Santa Rosa,2 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor and 2 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Regimenta No.8, Military Air Base Santa Rosa
Regimenta 8 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 8, 24 FMA I.Ae.23 G-01 Jaguar
Bombardeo Grupo 10, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 9, 24 Gloster I-04 Meteor and 1 Gloster T-07 Meteor Trainer

Regimenta No.9, Military Air Base Puerto Deseado
Regimenta 9 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Bombardeo Grupo 11, 24 Junkers B-04 Ju-88
Bombardeo Grupo 12, 24 Junkers B-04 Ju-88

Regimenta No.10, Military Air Base Bahia Blanca
Regimenta 10 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 9, 24 FMA I.Ae.23 G-01 Jaguar
Bombardeo Grupo 9, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 8, 24 Gloster I-04 Meteor and 1 Gloster T-07 Meteor Trainer

Regimenta No.11, Military Air Base Telen
Regimenta 11 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Interceptador Grupo 10, 24 I-02III Pulqui
Reconocimiento Grupo 2, 24 Savioa-Marchetti R-01 Ermes and 4 de Havilland D.H.98 R-02 Mosquito
Bombardeo Grupo 8, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin

Regimenta No.12, Military Air Base Comodoro Rivadavia
Regimenta 12 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Bombardeo Grupo 13, 24 Junkers B-04 Ju-88
Interceptador Grupo 6, 24 FMA I-04 I-03 Ñancú

Transporte Grupo 5, Military Air Base Neuquen, 2 BCAC T-03 Viking, 2 de Havilland T-06 DH.104 Dove and 4 Constelación T-02 Twin Condor Serie-400

Vuelo de Rescate de Montaña No.1 (Mountain Rescue Flight), Military Air Base San Juan, 6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Vuelo de Rescate de Montaña No.2 (Mountain Rescue Flight), Military Air Base Las Heras, 6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aérea Brigada IV
HQ Military Air Base Cordoba
Brigada IV HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Cordoba, 2 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove and 2 Percival T-05 Proctor

Escuela de Aviación Militar (School of Military Aviation), Military Air Base Cordoba Sur
Escuela Grupo 1 (Avanzado), Military Air Base Cordoba Sur, 48 FMA I.Ae.22 DL
Escuela Grupo 6 (Rápido), Military Air Base Cordoba Sur, 6 Gloster T-07 Meteor Trainer
Escuela Grupo 2 (Avanzado), Military Air Base Neuquen, 48 FMA I.Ae.22 DL
Escuela Grupo 3 (Navegación), Military Air Base Neuquen, 16 IMPA SI-21NT, 4 FMA I.Ae.22 DL and 2 FMA TI-01-IIB
Escuela Grupo 5 (Radio), Military Air Base Neuquen, 24 Percival T-05 Proctor
Escuela Grupo 4 (Básico), Military Air Base Catriel, 48 FMA I.Ae 6T

Escuela Táctica (Tactical School), Military Air Base San Catriel, 2 Gloster I-04 Meteor, 2 Gloster Meteor Trainer T-07, 24 FMA TI-01-IIB, 18 FMA I-02II Pulqui and 24 Junkers B-04 Ju-88

Escula de Paracaidistas (Paratrooper School), Military Air Base Mercedes, uses Transporte Grupo 2 aircraft

Escuela de Especialistas (School for Specialists) (for NCOs), Military Air Base Cordoba, uses aircraft of Escuela Grupo 1

Escuela Técnica (Technical School), Military Air Base Cordoba,

Unidad de Remolque Target (Target Towing Unit), Military Air Base ‘El Plumerillo’ Mendoza, 12 Westland Lysander TR-03

Reserve Aircraft Park, Military Air Base Neuquen, Province of Neuquen
2 FMA TI-01-IIB, 20 FMA I-02 Pulqui, 68 FMA I-02II Pulqui, 28 G-02 Hs-129Arg, 10 Westland R-03 Lysander, 31 Junkers B-04 Ju-88, 3 Junkers B-04T Ju-88, 47 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 29 FMA I.Ae.3T and 14 Percival T-05 Proctor

Total Strengths
Brigada I strength 418 aircraft (72 fighters, 96 bombers, 144 ground-attack, 24 fighter-reconnaissance, 68 transports and 14 liaison aircraft, 2 trainers)
Brigada II strength 238 aircraft (72 fighters, 72 bombers, 24 ground-attack, 11 transport and 59 light reconnaissance/ liaison aircraft)
Brigada III strength 354 aircraft (96 fighters, 144 bombers, 48 ground-attack, 28 reconnaissance, 10 transport and 26 liaison aircraft, 2 trainers)
Brigada IV strength 284 aircraft (48 basic trainers, 134 advanced trainers, 16 navigation trainers, 24 radio trainers, 20 fighters, 24 bombers , 12 tugs, 2 transports and 4 liaison aircraft)
Reserve Airpark strength 252 aircraft
Total frontline FAA aircraft: 1,284 (260 fighters, 336 bombers, 216 ground-attack aircraft, 52 reconnaissance, 103 liaison aircraft, 95 transports, 12 tugs and 212 trainers) [1945: 1,420 aircraft, 1946: 1,335 aircraft, 1947 1,310]


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
28 Regiments each with 24x 37mm guns and 24x 88mm guns, all batteries have four guns and are used for defence of various towns and airfields. HQs and Lead batteries are located at; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.


Order of Battle Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina 1948

Comando de Aviación Naval Buque (Ship-Borne Aviation)

HQ Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Independencia
Escuadrilla 1.I, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02IIIN
Escuadrilla 2.I, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02IIIN
Escuadrilla 3.I, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Guardabosques
Escuadrilla 1.G, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02IIIN
Escuadrilla 2.G, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02IIIN
Escuadrilla 3.G, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Crucero
Escuadrilla 1.C, 8 ENAER Sea Coati and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter

Comando Marítimo Ataque (Maritime Attack Command)
HQ, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Aerea Regimenta Naval No.2, Naval Air Base Madryn
Escuadrilla 2/1N, 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 2 Percival Proctor T-05
Escuadrilla 2/2N, 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Regimenta Naval No.3, Naval Air Base Viedma
Escuadrilla 3/1N, 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 2 Percival Proctor T-05
Escuadrilla 3/2N, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto
Escuadrilla 3/3N, 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04

Aerea Regimenta Naval No.4, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Escuadrilla 4/1N, 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 2 Percival Proctor T-05
Escuadrilla 4/2N, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto
Escuadrilla 4/3N, 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Comando Marítimo Patrulla (Maritime Patrol Command)
HQ Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Aerea Grupo Naval No.1, Naval Air Base Trelew, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina, 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Grupo Naval No.2, Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina, 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Grupo Naval No.3, Naval Air Base Río Grande, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina, 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Grupo Naval No.4, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, 10 FMA I.Ae.7P R-5

Prefectura Naval Argentina, detachments at all Naval Air Bases, HQ at Bahia Blanca, 9 de Havilland DH.104 T-06P Dove

Transporte Escuadrilla de Aviación Naval, Naval Air Base Viedma, 4 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird, 5 T-03 BCAC Viking, and 5 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove

Escula de Aviación Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
24 FAM I.Ae.3T, 36 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 12 Coati-N, 4 FMA I-02N, 2 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto and 4 Junkers Ju-88 B-4T

Escula de Hidroavión, Naval Air Base Trelew
3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 2 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Depot Aeronaval Central (Central Naval Air Workshop): Naval Air Base Viedma
8 FMA I-02N, 1 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto, 12 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 6 Coati-N and 2 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Taller Aeronaval Central (Central Naval Air Workshop): Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Total aircraft: 448 (120 fighters, 123 torpedo bombers, 24 bombers, 25 seaplanes, 40 flying boats, 19 maritime patrol, 22 transports and 75 advanced trainers) [1945: 494 aircraft, 1946: 468 aircraft, 1947: 453 aircraft]

Comando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each naval airbase and dockyard is protected by two regiments consisting of 12x 75mm, 12x 37mm and 12x 20mm guns. Each battery has three guns. Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.

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Order of Battle Fuerza Aérea Argentina and Comando de Aviación Naval 1949

Order of Battle Fuerza Aérea Argentina 1949

Administrative Commands

Commando de las Fuerzas Aereas Argentinas (Command of the Argentine Air Forces)
Comando de Operaciones Aéreas (Air Operations Command)
Comando de Institutos Aeronautica (Command of Air Training)
Comando de Personal (Personnel Command)
Comando de Material (Materiel Command)
Cuartelmaestre General de Aeronautica (Department of Material, Works and Buildings)
Instituto Aerotechico (Technical Research and Development)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) (under the Ministry of Transport)

Order of Battle
Each Aérea Brigada is a territorial headquarters unit designed to undertake all quartermaster and strategic planning and control of air defence within its boundary. The Comando de Aviación Naval maintains a liaison unit with each Brigada HQ. Aerea Brigada IV is responsible for all aircrew training and auxiliary support functions.

Each Regimenta is comprised of three Grupo, each Grupo being comprised of two Escuadrilla with 12 aircraft each. Each Escuadrilla is comprised of three Vuleo (4 aircraft each).

Aérea Brigada I
HQ Military Air Base San Luis
Brigada I HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base San Luis, 2 T-06 de Havilland DH.104 Dove, 2 Percival Proctor T-05 and 2 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Regimenta No. 1, Military Air Base San Luis
Regimenta 1 HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base San Luis, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Bombardeo Grupo 5, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin
Bombardeo Grupo 6, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 3, 15 FMA I-02II Pulqui and 9 I-02III Pulqui
Transporte Grupo 4, 10 T-03 BCAC T-05 Viking and 10 de Havilland DH.104T-06 Dove

Regimenta No. 2, Military Air Base Mercedes
Regimenta 2 HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Mercedes, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 7, 24 FMA I.Ae.23 G-01 Jaguar
Reconocimiento Grupo 3, 24 FMA I-02R Pulqui
Transporte Grupo 1, 10 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove and 12 BCAC T-04 Freighter
Transporte Grupo 2, 20 Constelación T-02 Twin Condor Serie-400

Regimenta No. 3, Military Air Base Renanco
Regimenta 3 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 4, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg
Ataque Grupo 5, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg
Ataque Grupo 6, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg

Regimenta No. 4, Military Air Base Cordoba
Regimenta 4 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Bombardeo Grupo 3, 24 I.Ae 24 B-01 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 1, 24 Gloster I-04 Meteor and 1 Gloster T-07 Meteor Trainer
Interceptador Grupo 2, 24 Gloster I-04 Meteor and 1 Gloster T-07 Meteor Trainer

Regimenta No. 5, Military Air Base ‘El Plumerillo’ Mendoza
Regimenta 5 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 1, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg
Ataque Grupo 2, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg
Bombardeo Grupo 2, 24 I.Ae 24 B-01 Calquin

Aérea Brigada II
HQ Military Air Base Santiago del Estero
Brigada II HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Santiago del Estero, 2 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor, 2 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 1 FMA TI-01-IIB

Regimenta No.6, Military Air Base Santiago del Estero
Regimenta 6 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Bombardeo Grupo 4, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 4, 24 FMA I-04 I-03 Ñancú
Transporte Grupo 3, 6 Constelación T-02 Twin Condor and 3 BCAC T-04 Freighter

Regimenta No.7, Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman
Regimenta 7 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 3, 24 Henschel G-02 Hs-129Arg
Bombardeo Grupo 1, 24 I.Ae 24 B-01 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 5, 24 FMA I-04 I-03 Ñancú

Independiente Grupo 1, Military Air Base San Salvador, 6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 6 Percival T-05 Proctor

Independiente Grupo 2, Military Air Base Resistencia, 6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 6 Percival T-05 Proctor

Misión Aérea Paraguay Military Air Base Ascuncion, Paraguay
Interceptador Grupo 7, 24 FMA I-02II Pulqui
Bombardeo Grupo 7, 24 Junkers B-4 Ju-88
Reconocimiento Grupo 1, 24 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero and 2 Percival T-05 Proctor

Aérea Brigada III
HQ Military Air Base Santa Rosa
Brigada III HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Santa Rosa,2 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor and 2 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Regimenta No.8, Military Air Base Santa Rosa
Regimenta 8 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 8, 24 FMA I.Ae.23 G-01 Jaguar
Bombardeo Grupo 10, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 9, 24 Gloster I-04 Meteor and 1 Gloster T-07 Meteor Trainer

Regimenta No.9, Military Air Base Puerto Deseado
Regimenta 9 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Bombardeo Grupo 11, 24 Junkers B-04 Ju-88
Bombardeo Grupo 12, 24 Junkers B-04 Ju-88

Regimenta No.10, Military Air Base Bahia Blanca
Regimenta 10 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Ataque Grupo 9, 24 FMA I.Ae.23 G-01 Jaguar
Bombardeo Grupo 9, 22 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin
Interceptador Grupo 8, 24 Gloster I-04 Meteor and 1 Gloster T-07 Meteor Trainer

Regimenta No.11, Military Air Base Telen
Regimenta 11 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Interceptador Grupo 10, 24 I-02III Pulqui
Reconocimiento Grupo 2, 24 Savioa-Marchetti R-01 Ermes and 4 de Havilland D.H.98 R-02 Mosquito
Bombardeo Grupo 8, 24 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin

Regimenta No.12, Military Air Base Comodoro Rivadavia
Regimenta 12 HQ Vuleo, 2 Percival T-05 Proctor
Bombardeo Grupo 13, 24 Junkers B-04 Ju-88
Interceptador Grupo 6, 24 FMA I-04 I-03 Ñancú

Transporte Grupo 5, Military Air Base Neuquen, 2 BCAC T-03 Viking, 2 de Havilland T-06 DH.104 Dove and 4 Constelación T-02 Twin Condor Serie-400

Vuelo de Rescate de Montaña No.1 (Mountain Rescue Flight), Military Air Base San Juan, 6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Vuelo de Rescate de Montaña No.2 (Mountain Rescue Flight), Military Air Base Las Heras, 6 FMA I.Ae.20 El Boyero

Aérea Brigada IV
HQ Military Air Base Cordoba
Brigada IV HQ Vuleo, Military Air Base Cordoba, 2 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove and 2 Percival T-05 Proctor

Escuela de Aviación Militar (School of Military Aviation), Military Air Base Cordoba Sur
Escuela Grupo 1 (Avanzado), Military Air Base Cordoba Sur, 48 FMA I.Ae.22 DL
Escuela Grupo 6 (Rápido), Military Air Base Cordoba Sur, 6 Gloster T-07 Meteor Trainer
Escuela Grupo 2 (Avanzado), Military Air Base Neuquen, 48 FMA I.Ae.22 DL
Escuela Grupo 3 (Navegación), Military Air Base Neuquen, 16 IMPA SI-21NT, 4 FMA I.Ae.22 DL and 2 FMA TI-01-IIB
Escuela Grupo 5 (Radio), Military Air Base Neuquen, 24 Percival T-05 Proctor
Escuela Grupo 4 (Básico), Military Air Base Catriel, 48 FMA I.Ae 6T

Escuela Táctica (Tactical School), Military Air Base San Catriel, 2 Gloster I-04 Meteor, 2 Gloster Meteor Trainer T-07, 24 FMA TI-01-IIB, 18 FMA I-02II Pulqui and 24 Junkers B-04 Ju-88

Escula de Paracaidistas (Paratrooper School), Military Air Base Mercedes, uses Transporte Grupo 2 aircraft

Escuela de Especialistas (School for Specialists) (for NCOs), Military Air Base Cordoba, uses aircraft of Escuela Grupo 1

Escuela Técnica (Technical School), Military Air Base Cordoba,

Unidad de Remolque Target (Target Towing Unit), Military Air Base ‘El Plumerillo’ Mendoza, 12 Westland Lysander TR-03 and 6 Junkers TB-04 Ju-88

Especial Vuleo, Military Air Base Cordoba, 3 FMA I-05 Pulqui III [8 I-05 and 2 FMA I.Ae.29 by Q4/50]

Tábano Vuleo, Military Air Base Puerto Deseado, 2 I.Ae.28 B-02 Calquin

Reserve Aircraft Park, Military Air Base Neuquen, Province of Neuquen
2 FMA TI-01-IIB, 20 FMA I-02 Pulqui, 68 FMA I-02II Pulqui, 28 G-02 Hs-129Arg, 10 Westland R-03 Lysander, 12 Junkers B-04 Ju-88, 3 Junkers B-04T Ju-88, 45 FMA I.Ae.22 DL and 14 Percival T-05 Proctor

Total Strengths
Brigada I strength 418 aircraft (72 fighters, 96 bombers, 144 ground-attack, 24 fighter-reconnaissance, 68 transports and 14 liaison aircraft, 2 trainers)
Brigada II strength 238 aircraft (72 fighters, 72 bombers, 24 ground-attack, 11 transport and 59 light reconnaissance/ liaison aircraft)
Brigada III strength 354 aircraft (96 fighters, 144 bombers, 48 ground-attack, 28 reconnaissance, 10 transport and 26 liaison aircraft, 2 trainers)
Brigada IV strength 284 aircraft (48 basic trainers, 136 advanced trainers, 16 navigation trainers, 24 radio trainers, 25 fighters, 24 bombers , 18 tugs, 2 transports and 4 liaison aircraft)
Reserve Airpark strength 202 aircraft
Total frontline FAA aircraft: 1,297 (260 fighters, 336 bombers, 216 ground-attack aircraft, 52 reconnaissance, 103 liaison aircraft, 95 transports, 12 tugs and 212 trainers) [1945: 1,420 aircraft, 1946: 1,335 aircraft, 1947 1,310, 1948 1,284]


Commando de la Defensa Antiaerea
28 Regiments each with 24x 37mm guns and 24x 88mm guns, all batteries have four guns and are used for defence of various towns and airfields. HQs and Lead batteries are located at; Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bahia Blanca, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rawson, Puerto Santa Cruz, Salta, Resistencia, and Santa Fe. Army field AA is used for battlefield cover.


Order of Battle Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina 1949

Comando de Aviación Naval Buque (Ship-Borne Aviation)

HQ Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Independencia
Escuadrilla 1.I, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02IIIN
Escuadrilla 2.I, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02IIIN
Escuadrilla 3.I, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Guardabosques
Escuadrilla 1.G, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02IIIN
Escuadrilla 2.G, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02IIIN
Escuadrilla 3.G, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Avispón
Escuadrilla 1.A, 12 Coati-N

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Almirante Brown
Escuadrilla 1.B, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Escuadrilla 2.B, 12 FMA NF-2 I-02N
Escuadrilla 3.B, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto
Escuadrilla 4.B, 12 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto

Portaaviones Grupo Aéreo Crucero
Escuadrilla 1.C, 8 ENAER Sea Coati and 12 Supermarine Sea Otter

Comando Marítimo Ataque (Maritime Attack Command)
HQ, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Aerea Regimenta Naval No.2, Naval Air Base Madryn
Escuadrilla 2/1N, 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 2 Percival Proctor T-05
Escuadrilla 2/2N, 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Aerea Regimenta Naval No.3, Naval Air Base Viedma
Escuadrilla 3/1N, 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04, 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Regimenta Naval No.4, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
Escuadrilla 4/1N, 24 FMA NF-2 I-02N Pulqui, 2 Percival Proctor T-05
Escuadrilla 4/2N, 24 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto
Escuadrilla 4/3N, 24 Junkers Ju-88 B-04T

Comando Marítimo Patrulla (Maritime Patrol Command)
HQ Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Aerea Grupo Naval No.1, Naval Air Base Trelew, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina, 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Grupo Naval No.2, Naval Air Base Puerto Deseado, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina, 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Grupo Naval No.3, Naval Air Base Río Grande, 12 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina, 2 Percival Proctor T-05

Aerea Grupo Naval No.4, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca, 10 FMA I.Ae.7P R-5 [8 RB.240 Neptune Mk.2 by Q4/49]

Prefectura Naval Argentina, detachments at all Naval Air Bases, HQ at Bahia Blanca, 9 de Havilland DH.104 T-06P Dove

Transporte Escuadrilla de Aviación Naval, Naval Air Base Viedma, 5 T-03 BCAC Viking, and 5 de Havilland DH.104 T-06 Dove

Escula de Aviación Naval, Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca
24 FAM I.Ae.3T, 36 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 4 FMA I-02N, 2 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto and 4 Junkers Ju-88 B-4T

Escula de Hidroavión, Naval Air Base Trelew
3 Constelacion Aeronave CA-02 Frigatebird and 3 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Depot Aeronaval Central (Central Naval Air Workshop): Naval Air Base Viedma
8 FMA I-02N, 1 IMPA NT-2 Alicanto, 12 FMA I.Ae.22 DL, 6 Coati-N and 1 Consolidated PBY-6 R-4 Catalina

Taller Aeronaval Central (Central Naval Air Workshop): Naval Air Base Bahia Blanca

Total aircraft: 445 (120 fighters, 123 torpedo bombers, 24 bombers, 21 seaplanes, 40 flying boats, 19 maritime patrol, 22 transports and 75 advanced trainers) [1945: 494 aircraft, 1946: 468 aircraft, 1947: 453 aircraft, 1948: 448 aircraft]

Comando de la Defensa Antiaerea Naval
Each naval airbase and dockyard is protected by two regiments consisting of 12x 75mm, 12x 37mm and 12x 20mm guns. Each battery has three guns. Attached to each two regiments is a company of Marines.


Fuerzas Aereas Nacionales Paraguay
The Fuerzas Aereas Nacionales is under the command of the Ministry of War as part of the Army and responsible for aerial support of the Army and it also controls civil aviation.

Aerea Regimenta Paraguay
Grupo 1, Base Aérea de Ñu-Guazú:
Squadron 1/1, 12 FMA I.Ae.23 Jaguar
Squadron 2/1, 12 Junkers B-04 Ju-88
Squadron 3/1, 12 IMPA SI-21B Vanquish III
Squadron 4/1, 12 FMA I-02-II
Grupo 2, Campo Grande Airport Asuncion:
Squadron 1/2, 6 I.Ae. 32 Chingolo
Squadron 2/2, 12 ENAER Coati
Squadron 3/2, 2 Douglas DC-3, 6 EMBRAER CT-1 Potro

Linea Aerea de Transporte Nacional, Campo Grande Airport Asuncion: 2 Douglas DC-5 and 3 Douglas DC-3
This airline is run by the Air Force, once weekly service Asuncion-Arroyas-San Raphael-San Estanisalo-Irakyu).