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Supermarine Spitfire MKVB Day Markings

Supermarine Spitfire MKVB Day Markings

Supermarine Spitfire MKVB Day MarkingsSupermarine Spitfire MKVB Day MarkingsSupermarine Spitfire MKVB Day MarkingsSupermarine Spitfire MKVB Day Markings

Ref: BD093a

Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB
BM327/SH-F
Flt Lt Tony Cooper
64 Sqn RAF
D-Day, June 6, 1944

On D-Day, 6th June 1944, Cooper’s logbook shows that he flew twice. No 64 Squadron was tasked with providing ‘Low Beach Cover’ over the American assault. The Squadron ORB records that Cooper was allocated his personal Spitfire BM327, ‘SH-F’, for both sorties. He took off at 0430 hours (before dawn) for his first sortie of the day, as part of a 13-aircraft formation, providing “Fighter Cover for Utah Beach” and landed back after a total of 2 hours and 40 minutes airborne (the first hour recorded as night flying). The naval barrage was so intense that it was not safe to be over the coast and the Wing Leader withdrew the formation to a safer distance. Cooper’s remarks in his logbook give an interesting picture of the confusion that reigned and suggest that the invasion stripes, so painstakingly painted on by the ground crew, were not entirely effective

SCALE 1/28 Dimensions in cms 42.54 x 48.26 x 10.16"

Price: 319.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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