Aviation Photo #0987251 Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF16E - UK - Air Force

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Built at Castle Bromwich in 1944 and delivered to the Royal Air Force as RR263. Retired in 1954 and used in the filming of the 1955 Douglas Bader biography, <I>Reach For The Sky</I>. Gate-guard at RAF Kenley from 1955-67. Overhauled and flown to France inside an RAF Blackburn Beverly, and presented to the French to commemorate the pilots who lost their lives flying for the Free French Air Forces in WWII. Carrying false identity now, preserved at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace.
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    UK - Air Force
    Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF16E
    Supermarine Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire
    Supermarine
    CBAF.IX.3310
    TB597
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    Paris - Le Bourget
    France
    December 27, 2005
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