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A place where restoration project-type threads can go to avoid falling off the main page in the WIX hangar. Feel free to start threads on Restoration projects and/or warbird maintenance here. Named in memoriam for Gary Austin, a good friend of the site and known as RetroAviation here. He will be sorely missed.
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Re: Looking for wartime Spitfire in US

Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:39 pm

That 2nd photo seems to be of a highly modified Spitfire. It seems to have Spitfire paint on it anyhow! Can anyone figure out the ID on that one?

Re: Looking for wartime Spitfire in US

Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:31 pm

Cubs2jets - Many thanks for posting these pics. I already had them on file and I think that your guess of Cincinnati is correct.

bdk - Not a Spitfire but Messerschmitt bf109F bearing RAF serial AE479.

Cheers

Barry

Re: Looking for wartime Spitfire in US

Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:43 pm

seagull61785 wrote:bdk - Not a Spitfire but Messerschmitt bf109F bearing RAF serial AE479.


Emil not Friedrich - square tips and truncated spinner

Re: Looking for wartime Spitfire in US

Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:04 pm

You are correct.

'E' not 'F'.

An unintentional slip of the keyboard.

Barry

Re: Looking for wartime Spitfire in US

Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:13 pm

This dates the 109 photo:

http://intotheswarm.blogspot.com/2011/1 ... ite-1.html

"This aircraft was eventually shipped to the USA on 7 April 1942 but it crashed during a test flight in November that same year and was finally scrapped at Chanute Field on 26 November 1942."

seagull61785 wrote:Cubs2jets - Many thanks for posting these pics. I already had them on file and I think that your guess of Cincinnati is correct.

bdk - Not a Spitfire but Messerschmitt bf109F bearing RAF serial AE479.

Cheers

Barry

Re: Looking for wartime Spitfire in US

Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:19 am

Cubs2jets wrote:Barry,

I came across another picture of AA963 and remembered this thread. There was no additional information with the pictures(s), but with an Eastern Airlines DC-3 and the "feel" of the background, I'd guess either Cincinati (Lunken) or Dayton as the location.

Enjoy,

C2j

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I'd be really ecstatic if these were actually pictures taken at Lunken during the war, since I've been doing a lot of research into just that topic.

A while back, I came across a newspaper clipping in some papers at our museum about two years ago, and I snapped a picture of it to send to the head of the one-room museum on the second floor of the terminal building at Lunken. Luckily, I happen to have a copy of it accessible at home, so I've attached it to this post. Unfortunately, like the pictures you provided, I don't believe it has as any accompanying information.
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