AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.

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  • ATP 10976C
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  • object name: Portrait photograph (aircraft)
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Spitfire Mark VII, BS142 on the ground at Eastleigh, Hampshire, after modification by Cunliffe Owen Aircraft Ltd., and shortly before joining the High Altitude Flight (renamed the Sub Stratosphere Flight) at Northolt, Middlesex. In January 1943, BS142 went to No. 124 Squadron RAF with whom it claimed the unit’s first high altitude victory, a Focke Wulf Fw 190, on 15 May. It later also served with No. 331 Squadron RAF.

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