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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 2012

2012-02-22

A few weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email containing a unique photos of various Spitfires. You can image my surprise when I found out that these were sent personally by one of the surviving Battle of Britain pilots...

2012-01-20

The following series of period photographs, sourced from the records of the Ministry of Aircraft Production, show the various details of Spitfire Mk. II.

2012-01-19

A pilot relieves another at the controls of Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I serial no., X4381 SD-J, of No. 501 Squadron RAF, at Colerne, Wiltshire. ...

2012-01-18

In the lighter moments of World War II, the Spitfire was used in an unorthodox role: bringing beer kegs to the men in Normandy.

Added during 2011

2011-11-08

  This picture shows the arrangement of the instrument panel for the Spitfire Mk. VIII. The image and its description originates from the Pilot’s ...

2011-07-06

This is a photo of Polish Sgt Wlodzimierz Chojnacki in his Spitfire, possibly taken at Northolt or Kirton in Lindsey in 1942. This gentleman ...

2011-03-23

Here is one of those wartime photographs which at first glance raise more questions than answers. What we have here is a very anonymous photo-reconnaissance Spitfire, unidentified machine of an unidentified unit...

2011-03-17

An entire complement of Spitfires Mk. IXC of No. 485 (New Zealand) Squadron lined up at the USAAF Station 112 Bovingdon in Hertfordshire on 30 March 1944

2011-03-01

Another mystery photo today. A cheery group of French personnel posing in front of an impressive lineup of Spifires Mk. V. This picture originates ...

2011-02-21

Spitfire PR Mk. IV, the mainstay of RAF reconnaissance operations from June 1941 until the end of 1942.