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Next night V a l o n a was again the target for three Wellingtons, while Rolfe flew a lone sortie to Bari on the Italian east coast to b o m b an oil refinery. T h e d e t a c h m e n t was strengthened by the arrival of two m o r e aircraft on 13 N o v e m b e r , which also saw 84 S q u a d r o n ' s 'A' Flight out again, V a l o n a and A r g y r o k a s t r o n being attacked on this occasion d u r i n g the early m o r n i n g . At the latter target a Meridionali R o 37 and a C a p r o n i 311 were destroyed, while o n e C R 4 2 w a s d a m a g e d .
1007bis again a t t a c k i n g this city. O n e 262 a Squadriglia aircraft ( M M 2 1 6 7 3 ) flown by S o t t o t e n Vincenzo Pallara was reported shot d o w n by AA fire, but p r o b a b l y fell t o a 22 M i r a P Z L piloted by Sgt P a n a y o t e s A r g y r o p o u l o s . O t h e r fighters f r o m this unit also engaged b o m b e r s . 1/Lt C o n s t a n t i n o s Yianikostas chasing o n e over t h e frontier into Yugoslav airspace, where he claimed it shot d o w n . 50bis m o n o p l a n e s of the 24° G r u p p o .
T h e latter was destroyed, effectively preventing reinforcements reaching the battle area. C R 4 2 s a t t a c k e d , Fit Lt A F Mudie's L1389 and Sgt W F Sidaway's L1387 being shot d o w n , while t h e third aircraft (LI536; Sgt L N u t h a l l ) was d a m a g e d . T h e identity of the Italian unit responsible for these successes has not been identified. T h e Regia Aeronautica's 96° G r u p p o B a'T's Ju 87s f r o m Lecce in eastern Italy had also been active d u r i n g the day, a t t a c k i n g a bridge near the isthmus of Lake P r e s p a d u r i n g the m o r n i n g a n d also Greek artillery batteries.