(18) Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (MD324) coded ‘KW-R’ of No 615 Sqn RAF; Palel, India, June 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (MT687) coded ‘BQ-C’ of No 451 Sqn RAAF; Gragnano, Italy, October 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (A58-411, ex-JG611) Betsy coded ‘QY-P’ of No 452 Sqn RAAF, flown by F/O Peter Bullock; Sattler, Northern Territory, latter part of 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (A58-516, ex-JG690) coded ‘QY-T’ of No 452 Sqn RAAF, flown by F/Lt L.S. Compton; Morotai, December 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (MT982) coded ‘UM-C’ of No 152 Sqn RAF, flown by the squadron’s CO, S/Ldr Grant Kerr. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (A58-517, ex-MT594) Hava-Go-Jo!! coded ‘UP-F’ of No 79 Sqn RAAF, flown by F/Lt Norm Smithells; Morotai, early 1945. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire Mk VIII (JF404) coded ‘GZ-M’ of No 32 Sqn RAF; Foggia, early 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (A58-379, ex-JG270) coded ‘ZF-Z’, flown by F/Lt Dave Glaser of No 549 Sqn RAF; Strauss, Northern Territory, October 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (A58-457, ex-MD296) Sweet As A Song coded ‘ZP-Z’ of No 457 Sqn RAAF, flown by S/Ldr Tom Trimble (note the squadron leader’s pennant); Sattler, Northern Territory, late 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire Mk VIII Betty Jane coded ‘CM-M’ – the initials of Col. Charles M. McCorkle, the CO of 31st Fighter Group, USAAF; Castel Volturno, Italy, March 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (LV729) coded ‘ZX-M’ of No 145 Sqn RAF, flown by S/Ldr George R.S. McKay; Bellaria, Italy, late 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (A58-435, ex-JG622) coded ‘QY-T’ of No 452 Sqn RAAF, flown by F/Lt William ‘Ron’ Cundy; Sattler, Northern Territory, mid-1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (A58-522, ex-MT514) Hal-Far coded ‘UP-A’ of No 79 Sqn RAAF, flown F/Lt Leonard ‘Len’ Reid, former defender of Malta (where he had been stationed at Hal-Far, hence the name of his aircraft); Morotai, Netherlands East Indies, 1945. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk VIII (A58-526, ex-MT552) Avagrog coded ‘UP-L’ of No 79 Sqn RAAF; Morotai, mid-1945. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

 

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