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private – Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIE (type 361) G-MXVI

Company: private Airport: Pardubice (LKPD)
Type: Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIE (type 361) Country: Czech Republic
Registration/CN: G-MXVI/TE184 / DU-N Date: May 31st, 2014
Camera: NIKON D90 Lens: Nikkor AF-S 70-300 VR IF-ED
Remarks: For this season is Spitfire in marking of the czechoslovak fighter ace WWII. F/Lt Otto Smik DFC - sq. leader 312. sq. was on this Spit (orig. r/n ML 296 - HF.MK.IX version) shot down by flak during strafing on Gilze-Rijen AB 3.9.1944 (Ramrod 1258). After emergency landing escaped captivity and returned to England. Died 28. 11. 1944 as sq. leader 127. sq. during a raid on the station in Zwolle, where he was again shot down by flak.
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