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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
E.J.Adradas AT-6A
(0340, 3-A-9)
A.Román rebel

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