(23) Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb

Color profiles: Janusz Światłoń, captions: Tomasz Szlagor, Maciej Góralczyk
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The authors want to thank Bertrand Hugot and Many Souffan for their invaluable help.

The colour profiles included in this publication are based on photos from the following sources:
Bruyelle, F. Gusto. Le groupe de chasse ‘Île-de-France’ 1941-1945 - 340 Sqn RAF, Artipress 2010.
Humphreys, R. The Supermarine Spitfire. A comprehensive guide for the modeller. Part 1: Merlin Powered, SAM Publications 2000.
Hurt, Z. Češi a Slováci v RAF za druhé světové války, Computer Press 2005.
Ludwig, P. & Laird, M. American Spitfires Camouflage & Markings Part 1, Ventura Publications 2000.
Matusiak, W. Supermarine Spitfire vol.3, AJ-Press 1999.
Matusiak, W. Supermarine Spitfire vol.4, AJ-Press 2000.
Matusiak, W. Supermarine Spitfire Mk V, Stratus 2004.
Morieult, Y.R. Les Français dans la bataille d’Angleterre, Aéro-Journal No 48, Aéro-Éditions 2006.
Nichols, S. Malta Spitfire Aces, Osprey Publishing Ltd 2008.
Price, A. Spitfire Mk V Aces 1941-45, Reed International Books Ltd 1998.
Simonsen, C. RAF & RCAF Aircraft Nose Art in World War Two, Hikoki Publications Ltd 2001.
Sortehaug, P. & Listemann, P. H. No.485 (N.Z.) Squadron 1941-45. Spitfire, Philedition 2006.
Śliżewski, G. & Sojda, G. Wiosna drugiego skrzydła, Lotnictwo z Szachownicą nr 7, Wydawnictwo Sanko 2003.
Thomas, A. American Spitfire Aces of World War 2, Osprey Publishing Ltd 2007.
Author’s collection.

 

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (R6923) coded QJ-S of No. 92 Squadron RAF, flown by F/O Alan Wright, Biggin Hill, April 1941. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (W3579) coded OU-Q of No. 485 Squadron RNZAF, flown by W/C Edgar Norman Ryder, Dunkirk, 31 October 1941. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (AB276) coded RY-K of No. 313 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF, flown by F/L Václav Hájek, Hornchurch, April 1942. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (P8742) coded WX-A of No. 302 (Polish) Squadron RAF, Harrowbeer, April 1942.  [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (BM579) coded FN-B of No. 331 (Norwegian) Squadron RAF, flown by F/L Rolf Arne Berg, Manston, early July 1942.  [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (EN908) coded GW-Y of No. 340 (French) Squadron RAF (Le groupe de chasse ‘Île-de-France’), flown by Capt. François de Labouchère, Hornchurch, August 1942. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (EP829) coded T-N of No. 249 (Gold Coast) Squadron RAF, flown by its CO S/L John Joseph Lynch jr., Krendi, late April 1943. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb Trop (ER187) coded WZ-C of 309th Fighter Squadron, flown by its CO Maj. Frank A. Hill, La Senia, May 1943.  [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

 

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