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Argentine Coup Attempt June 1955

NAME                   VICTORIES   UNIT                AIRFORCE

Adradas, Ernesto Jorge     1       Brigade Aerea VII  Argentina Air Force

Group Captain Dudley Honor

Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4, I-063, Fuerza Aerea Argentina

Flown by officer J.Adras, on 16 June 1955, the FAA Meteor F.Mk.4 'I-063' shot down the AT-6A flown by a rebel pilot, thus scoring the first ever air-to-air victory for the Argentinean air force.


Air-to-Air Victories

Date Unit Aircraft Pilot Victim e/a Pilot Country
16Jun1955 Brigade Aerea VII Gloster Meteor F.4
(I-063)
E.J.Adradas AT-6A
(0340, 3-A-9)
A.Román rebel


Sources & Literature
  1. ACIG Team: Central & South American Air-to-Air Victories, List of confirmed, claimed, and probable air-to-air victories scored by the Central and South American pilots during various conflicts since 1945, http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_166.shtml, http://s188567700.online.de/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=41&Itemid=47
  2. Bombardeo da Praza de Maio, Wikipedia, A enciclopedia libre, http://gl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardeo_da_Praza_de_Maio
  3. Cicalesi, Juan Carlos - Rivas, Santiago: Argentina's Meteors, Latin America's first jet fighter, International Air Power Review vol.7, Airtime Publishing, winter 2002.
  4. Cicalesi, Juan Carlos - Del Gaizo, Cesar - Rivas, Santiago: Into the Jet Age: The Gloster Meteor in Argentina, Air Enthusiast, Key Publishing Ltd. Stamford, Lincolnshire England, No.104, March/April 2003.
  5. Cooper, Tom: Argentina, 1955-1965, http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_538.shtml http://s188567700.online.de/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80&Itemid=47
  6. Gloster Meteor, SpeedyLook encyclopedia, http://www.myetymology.com/encyclopedia/Gloster_Meteor.html
  7. Magnus, Allan: Air Aces Home Page, http://users.accesscomm.ca/magnusfamily/airaces1.htm
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