A Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII (Tropicalised) aircraft, serial number A58-672, of 457 ("Shark") ...

Accession Number P08322.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Date made May 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII (Tropicalised) aircraft, serial number A58-672, of 457 ("Shark") Squadron RAAF, in flight over Morotai Island. This aircraft was issued to 457 Squadron on 7 May 1945. The nose has been painted with a set of shark's teeth.