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27 Aug 1941

15 Feb 1942

  • While escorting German bombers over Gambut, Libya, Hans-Joachim Marseille spotted enemy fighters taking off from a nearby airfield to challenge them. He would shoot down two P-40 fighters, Flight Sergeant Frank Reid at 1300 hours as his 47th kill and Flight Officer P. J. Briggs at 1303 hours as his 48th kill. ww2dbase [Hans-Joachim Marseille | Gambut | CPC]
21 Feb 1942

  • Hans-Joachim Marseille shot down two P-40 fighters in the Gambut and Fort Acroma area in Libya at 1210 hours and 1218 hours; they were his 49th and 50th kills. ww2dbase [Hans-Joachim Marseille | Gambut | CPC]
17 Jun 1942

  • In Libya, Hans-Joachim Marseille shot down 3 Hurricane fighters and three P-40 fighters between 1202 and 1212 hours over Gambut, Libya, increasing his score to 101 kills. ww2dbase [Hans-Joachim Marseille | Gambut | CPC]

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