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Name (Name): correct spelling (not verified spelling);
Class: specialization (T - Other, F - Fighters, B - Bombers, A - Attacks);
Vic.: victories numbers ('+' - in group, '/' - in different wars, , '()' - probably);
: reason of death (× - Killed in aerial combat, ⊥ - Killed in combat on the ground, ↓ - Killed in crash, ∩ - Killed/died in captivity, √ - Killed not in combat, + - Succumbed to his injuries, M - Missed in action).

Name Class Vic.
Abd al-Hamid Abu Zayd Effendi F 2

Abd al-Hamid Abu Zayd Effendi (1918 - 19.06.1948)

  • 17 January 1940 he was 22 year old from Alexandria named 'Abd al-Hamid Abu Zayd, who immediately went to the newly formed No.5 Squadron flying Gladiators.
  • Converted to Hurricane Mk.IIc's and to Spitfire finally to Sea Fury.
  • Commanding officer of 2 Sqn REAF since May 22, 1948.
  • Considered one of the REAF's top flyers.
  • Flown 72 sorties since May June 1948.
  • MIA on 19th June 1948

He took part of:
  • Second world war. In the early Summer of 1943 and had a number of other unconfirmed brushes with high-flying German Junkers. The results are unknown and, given the disparity in equipment between the REAF's aging Gladiators and the Luftwaffe's latest raiders, are unlikely to have been satisfactory. They remain, however, among the last occasions when Gladiators entered air combat. At least one Egyptian pilot 'Abd al-Hamid Abu Zayd who had once been included in a British list of suspected 'subversives', was proposed for a decoration following his efforts on these occasions.
  • Palestine war 1948. He was first Egyptian pilot shot down enemy aircraft during air to air combat in the history of REAF (using Sea Fury 701) as follows: On 4 June 1948 shoot down an Argus. On 7th June 1948 shoot down an Auster J-1.


Took part in wars:
Northern Africa (1940-1943)
Israeli Independence War (1948-1949)

Aircraft:
Egypt
      Hawker Sea Fury [ 1 ].




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