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We’re looking for interesting photos to be added to this collection. All contributions, accompanied by a brief description, should be sent by email to editor@spitfiresite.com. Full credit is always given to owners/authors submitting the items. Thank you.

Added during 2014

2014-02-10

Supermarine Spitfires of No. 111 Squadron RAF undergoing maintenance at Comiso, Sicily in the summer of 1943. ‘JU-R’ in the foreground is a Mark ...

Added during 2013

2013-10-07

Approximately 100 miles West of Brisbane, RAAF station in Oakey, Queensland opened on 14 October 1943 as the home of No. 6 Aircraft Depot. ...

2013-08-26

Here is one of the lesser-known pictures out of a well-known series showing a flight of the first production Spitfires Mk. I introduced into ...

2013-08-25

Post-war racing Spitfires are always an interesting sight. This one, originally produced as FR Mk. XIVe serial no. TZ138, was purchased in April 1949 ...

2013-04-24

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb serial no. AA936. Probably an official photograph. Produced in October 1941, AA936 was one of the early series Mk. Vs ...

2013-03-18

I received the following photograph from Mr Don McNaughton, together with the following information and request for more info. “I have been doing some ...

2013-03-12

A Spitfire Mk. IX RK853 photographed touching down at Schijndel (B.85), Holland. This was a personal aircraft of Wing Commander R W F “Sammy” ...

2013-03-11

A row of Supermarine Spitfire Mark XIVs (RM693 ‘AP-S’ nearest) of No. 130 Squadron RAF, on the ground at B.82/Grave, Holland. Operating as part ...

Added during 2012

2012-07-24

Castle Bromwich Aeroplane Factory, of CBAF in short, was the largest aircraft production plant in the wartime Britain, and had become the main manufacturing ...

2012-07-03

After the Battle of Britain, most of the German Luftwaffe formations were withdrawn leaving only two units to defend the Kanalfront. JG26 “Schlageter” and ...