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Spitfire mk11 pl965 arp
  • Built at Aldermaston and delivered to 9MU - October 1944.
  • Flown to 34 Wing's base at Melsbroek - January 14 1945.
  • First Operation flown by Flt Lt Ken Snell on January 24, photographing sidings at Mechernich near Cologne during and after attack by P-47s.
  • Used by Flt Lt Gordon Bellerby to photograph a V2 Transport train at Osnabruck - March 21.
  • Used by Flt Lt 'Tommy' Thompson to carry out bluff attack on two Me 262s over Breman - April 5.
  • Sold to RNethAF as instructional airframe for £25 - July 1947.
  • Went on show at the National War and Resistance Museum at Overloon - 1960.
  • Acquired by Nick Grace and returned to Britain for restoration by Medway Aircraft Preservation Society - 1987.
  • Returned to the skies in the hands of the late Mark Hanna - Dec 1992
  • Sold by Real Aircraft Company at Breighton to Peter Teichman 2004.[1]
  • Based at the former WWII airfield at North Weald, Essex and becomes part of Teichman's Hangar 11 Collection.
  • Airworthy after restoration which included installing her original wartime 1945 Merlin 70 engine on which some 25 missions were flown. - Nov 2010

References

  1. Real Warbirds supplement to Aeroplane Magazine June 2005






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