(15) Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX

Spitfire LF Mk IXc (MH712) coded ‘WX-D’ of No 302 (Polish) Sqn; note the tall, broad-chord rudder.  [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk IXc (MJ586) coded ‘LO-D’ of No 602 Sqn RAF, flown by S/Lt Pierre Clostermann.  [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire Mk IXc (s/n unknown) coded ‘WZ-GJ’ and named Eleonor, flown by Maj. Garth Jared, the CO of 309th FS / 31st FG, USAAF (the aircraft is marked with his initials); Italy, January 1944.

Spitfire Mk IXc (MJ966) coded ‘GW-B’, flown by S/Chef Denys Boudard of No 340 Free French Sqn; Merston, June 1944.

Spitfire Mk IXc (BS394) coded ‘GW-Y’ of No 340 Free French Sqn (GC IV/2 Île de France).  [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk IXc (MH727) coded ‘JH-T’ of No 317 (Polish) Sqn. Squadron’s emblem can be seen on either side of the fuselage under windshield.  The squadron was issued Mk IXs in September 1943.

Spitfire LF Mk IXc (MJ628) coded ‘R du V’, flown by W/Cdr Daniel Le Roy du Vivier, the CO of No 324 Fighter Wing (the aircraft is marked with his initials); Italy, May 1944.  [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire Mk IXc (BS430) coded ‘AE-N’ flown by S/Ldr Norman Bretz, the CO of No 402 Sqn RCAF (note the CO’s emblem ahead of the windscreen). The squadron operated Mark IXs from October 1942 to March 1943, and again from July to August 1944.   [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk IXc coded ‘WR-F’ of No 40 Sqn SAAF (South African Air Force), a tactical reconnaissance squadron; Italy, December 1944.

Spitfire LF Mk IXe marked ‘26’ of the Israeli Air Force; mid-1949.  [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk IXe marked ‘14’ of the Israeli Air Force; January 1949.  [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire Mk IXc (EN354) coded ‘WD-W’ and named Doris June II, flown by Lt. Leonard Helton of 4th FS / 52nd FG (USAAF); Tunisia, June 1943.  [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire HF Mk IXc (ML148) coded ‘RY-A’ of No 313 (Czech) Sqn; Mendlesham, spring 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire Mk IXc (EN520) coded ‘FL-A’ flown by S/Ldr Colin Gray, the CO of No 81 Sqn RAF (note the CO’s emblem under windscreen); Tunisia, spring 1943.   [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk IXc (MK629) coded ‘HT-V’ of No 154 Sqn RAF; Corsica, summer 1944. [Painted by Janusz Światłoń]

Spitfire LF Mk IXc (NH571) coded ‘5A-L’ flown by S/Lt Raphael Lombaert of No 329 Free French Sqn (GC I/2 Cigognes). The squadron was issued with their first MK IXs in February 1944.

 

 

 

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