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Old Flying Machine Company – Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIE (type 361) DU-N/TE184

Company: Old Flying Machine Company Airport: Pardubice (LKPD)
Type: Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIE (type 361) Country: Czech Republic
Registration/CN: DU-N/TE184/CBAF.IX.4394 Date: May 31st, 2014
Camera: Canon Eos 60D Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
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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