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Gloster Gladiator Mark II, 
N5752 'NW-G'
RAAF 3 Squadron

     
 

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Aircraft Serial Type C/N Aiframe History
K6142 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 112 Sqn (RAF).
Crashed 31/12/40 on Takeoff Ikingi, Maryut.
K7893 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 112 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered 1411 Flt (RAF). Lost 20/07/42.
K7901 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 80 Sqn (RAF).
Hit obstruction 24/01/41 landing Tmimi.
K7913 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 80 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered 1411 Flt (RAF).
K7922 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 112 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered SAAF.
K7947 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered XFlt Amman.
K7963 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control; from 112 Sqn (RAF);
Transfered 1411 Flt (RAF);
25/01/1941 this was one of 5 Gladiators bounced by 5 Italian G.50bis fighters with the pilot being F/L Alan Rawlinson (386) who managed to claim 2 G.50bis fighters damaged.
K8008 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 80 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered Met Flt El Adem. Forced Landed El Adem 26/01/43.
K8009 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 80 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered 51 RSU (RAF).
K8022 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control; from 80 Sqn (RAF);
25/01/1941 it was one of 5 Gladiators flying cover for the 19th Brigade (Aust) at 2,000' 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 Sqn.
K8048 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 112 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered 127 Sqn (RAF).
L7615 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 112 Sqn (RAF).
Struck Off 21/04/41.
L7616 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 112 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered to Wadi Halfa Flt.
Later to Iraq Conversion Flt.
L7617 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 112 Sqn (RAF).
L8008 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control.
Struck Off 01/41.
L8009 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. Transfered 80 Sqn (RAF).
L8022 ? ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control.
Repossessed from REAF.
Lost 25/1/1941 in combat with Fiat G.50bis 2o Gruppo C.T. P/O Cambell missing.
L9044 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control;
Egyptian re-serial of aircraft received pre-war;
25/01/1941 this was one of 5 Gladiators bounced by 5 Italian G.50bis fighters with the pilot being F/L Peter Turnbull who claimed a G.50bis damaged from the engagement (see K8022).

Note: L9044 maybe a misquote as this serial was alotted to a Bristol Blenheim IV.

N5750 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control; from 274 Sqn (RAF);
19/11/1940 Shot down east of Rabia by CR42s with S/L P R Heath (87) KIA.
N5752 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control; from 33 Sqn (RAF);
Coded NW-G with 3 Sqn;
19/11/1940 F/O Alan Boyd shot down 3 CR-42s with a further probable CR-42 just east of Rabia;
12/12/1940 F/O Boyd shot down another CR-42 NW of Sofafi in this a/c;
13/12/1940 Shot downby CR42s near Sollum.

Gloster Gladiator Mark II, 
N5752 'NW-G'
RAAF 3 Squadron

N5753 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Damaged in Combat E Rabia 19/11/40 and forced landed at Minqar Qaim.
Pilot Flight Lieutenant B. Pelly safe.
Struck Off 31/05/1941.
N5754 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 284 Sqn (RAF). Struck Off 31/05/41.
N5756 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered Met Flight Khartoum.
N5763 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 80 Sqn (RAF).
CT 5JAN41 on TO Gerawla.
N5764 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Struck Off 16/12/40.
N5765 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control; from 33 Sqn (RAF);
13/12/40 Shot down with F/L C B Gaben KIA.
N5766 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Shot Down 13/12/40 by CR42s near Sollum.
N5768 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Struck Off 31/05/41.

Gladiator Mk.II N5768.
3 Squadron, 
Helwan, Egypt, late-1940,  
via Mike Mirkovic.

N5769 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Crashed 03/10/40 near Helwan.
N5776 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered 80 Sqn (RAF).
N5777 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered X Flt Amman.
N5779 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered out.
N5780 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF) 01/06/43.
Transfered 94 Sqn (RAF).
N5782 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 33 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered 112 Sqn (RAF).
N5786 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 274 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered out (prob 112Sqn RAF) and later 80 Sqn (RAF).

Gloster Gladiator Mark II, 
N5786, 
RAAF 3 Squadron

N5810 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 274 Sqn (RAF).
Transfered 112 Sqn (RAF).
N5857 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 80 Sqn (RAF) 01/03/44.
Transfered 123 Sqn (RAF).
N5878 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control.
N5889 MkII ? Served with 3 Sqn under RAF control. From 94 Sqn (RAF), later to 33 Sqn (RAF).
 
     
 

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RAAF 3 Squadron Gloster Gladiators 
RAAF 3 Squadron
Sollum, Egypt,

 
     

Page Author: Darren Crick (Updated by Brendan Cowan).

Source: British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1979, Bruce Robertson, Australian War Memorial, National Archives of Australia ,

Emails: Bob Livingston, Gordon Birkett, Alan Campbell.

Updated 29 November 2013

 

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