Norwegian Air Force 1940.

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Norwegian Air Force 1940.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:54 pm

Hello to all :D; a little input..................................

Norwegian Air Force 1940.

By 8 April 1940, the day on which German warships were reported to be approaching the Norwegian coast, nine Gladiators (four Mk. I’s and six Mk. II’s) remained as the sole regular fighter defence, equipping Jagevingen (Norway’s only Fighter Wing) – based at Fornebu for the protection of Oslo. On that day on urgent orders by the Wing commander, Captain Erling Munthe Dahl, a total of seven machines were made airworthy (nos. 413, 419, 423, 425, 427, 429 and 433). No spark plugs were available for the other three, so these and two Tiger Moths were pulled to the edge of the airport and camouflaged. I think the picture shows one of the Tiger Moth (No. 163) destroyed on the ground...........................................

Sources: http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/gladiator_norway.htm
S16 Norwegen Oslo abgeschossener norwegisches Flugzeug Jäger Kennung 163 Norway
S17 Norwegen Oslo abgeschossener norwegisches Flugzeug Jäger Kennung 163 norway

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