ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69108
Last updated: 26 November 2014
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Date:25-JAN-1941
Time:
Type:Gloster Gladiator Mk I
Owner/operator:RAAF 3 Sqn.
Registration: K8022
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 miles SE of Mechili -   Libya
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Served with 3 Squadron under RAF control; from 80 Squadron (RAF); on 25/01/41 it was one of 5 Gladiators flying cover for the 19th Brigade (Aust) at 2,000 feet when they were bounced by 5 Fiat G.50bis from a higher altitude, the Australians despite not having the advantage put a good fight but only manage to damage 3 of the Fiats for damage to 4 Gladiators and the lost of one, with F/O James Chippindale Campbell (634) being KIA; it is believed that F/O Campbell was the last Gladiator pilot to be killed in 3 Squadron RAAF.

Sources:
Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s & my own research
http://www.adf-serials.com.au/aa1.shtml


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Oct-2009 14:06 JINX Added
18-Mar-2012 13:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 14:52 Nepa Updated [Operator]
03-Aug-2013 23:05 JINX Updated [Operator]
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