HC Deb 22 September 1943 vol 392 c183
21. Wing-Commander Hulbert

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many enemy aircraft have been destroyed, both in combat and on the ground, in the Mediterranean war theatre from 10th July up to the last convenient date?

Sir A. Sinclair

An analysis of communiqués shows that 1,245 enemy aircraft have been reported destroyed in combat in the Mediterranean theatre between dawn on 10th July and nightfall on 10th September. No estimate can be given for the number of enemy aircraft destroyed on the ground.