Aviation Photo #1754713 Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF9E - Untitled

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PL344 was built at Castle Bromwich in February 1944 and since March assigned to 8 MU. Since August operated by No 602 Sqn, and then until to 19 April 1945 by No 442 (Canadian) Squadron. Later changed No 401, 130 and 129 Sqns. Some years was used in the Anthony Fokker Technical School in Netherland, the hulk was bought by Charles Church in 1985 and rebuilt, first flying at Micheldever in March 1991, registered G-IXCC. Presently is painted in authentic original colour scheme using a photo of PL344 taken in Europe after D-Day, with invasion stripes and 7,5 victories, but incorporates the owner's (Tom Blair) initials as the codes TL-B.
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    Jiri Zedka
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    Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF9E
    Supermarine Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire
    Supermarine
    G-IXCC
    PL344/TL-B
    Fairford
    England
    United Kingdom
    July 18, 2010
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