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Nigerian-Biafran Civil War

                                   VICTORIES
NAME                         DESTROYED    DAMAGED     UNIT           AIRFORCE

King Gbadamosi                   1           -        No. 1 FS       Nigerian Air Force
unknown                          1           -                       Nigerian Air Force
unknown                          -           1                       Nigerian Air Force

Air-to-Air Victories

Date Unit Aircraft Pilot Place Victim Result Air Force
05.06.1969 No.2 FS Mig-17F Gbadamosi King near Eket, Nigeria DC-7B SE-ERP(#) destroyed Swedish Red Cross
29.11.1969   Mig-17F unknown Biafra MFI-9(*) destroyed BAF
29.11.1969   Mig-17F unknown Biafra MFI-9(*) damaged BAF

Air-to-Ground Victories

Date Unit Aircraft Pilot Place Victim Result Country
2.6.1969 NAF   unknown Uli airfield DC-6 damaged BAF
7.1969 NAF MiG-17F unknown   C-54 damaged BAF
2.11.1969 NAF   unknown   DC-6 damaged BAF
17.12.1969 NAF   unknown   Super Constalation destroyed  
1969 NAF MiG-17F Nabil Shoukry(**)   AT-6 Harvard destroyed BAF

Comments:
(#): David Brown - captain, Stig Carlson - first officer, Kiell Pettersen - flight engineer, Harry Axelsson - loadmaster
(*): Friedrich Hertz or Augustus Opke.
(**): Egyptian instructor.
BAF: Biafran Air Force.
NAF: Nigerian Air Force.

Mikojan-Gurjevič MiG-17F Fresco
Mikojan-Gurjevič MiG-17F Fresco, Nigerian Air Force.

Mikojan-Gurjevič MiG-17F Fresco
Mikojan-Gurjevič MiG-17F Fresco, Nigerian Air Force.


Sources & Literature
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  8. Runarsson, Kristjan: Fleas versus Falcons over Biafra, Short history and assessment of the MFI-9B "MiniCOIN" in Biafran air force service, Part I, The Pogrom, War & Starvation , http://thepogrom-war-starvation.blogspot.com/2007/06/fleas-versus-falcons-over4-biafra.html.
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