FORD, ENGLAND. 1944-06-06. A SPITFIRE OF NO. 453 SQUADRON RAAF ON D-DAY BEING PREPARED FOR ...

Unit No. 453 Squadron
Place Europe: United Kingdom, England
Accession Number UK1426
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

FORD, ENGLAND. 1944-06-06. A SPITFIRE OF NO. 453 SQUADRON RAAF ON D-DAY BEING PREPARED FOR TAKEOFF FOR CLOSE-SUPPORT OPERATIONS WITH THE ASSAULTING GROUND FORCES. ALL ALLIED AIRCRAFT AT THIS TIME, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FOUR ENGINED BOMBERS, WERE PAINTED WITH DISTINCTIVE BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES FOR EASY IDENTIFICATION.