The Spitfire lost for almost 50 Years | Imperial War Museums

IWM, Supermarine Spitfire Mark 1a, IWM Duxford

IWM, Supermarine Spitfire Mark 1a, IWM Duxford

Built at Southampton in 1939, this Supermarine Spitfire Mark 1a was issued to No. 19 Squadron at RAF Duxford in April 1940. On 10 May 1940, Germany invaded France and the Low Countries, pushing the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), along with French and Belgian troops, back to the French port of Dunkirk. By the end of May 1940, Germany’s…

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8 thoughts on “The Spitfire lost for almost 50 Years | Imperial War Museums

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  2. Nice for the aircraft to return home after all that time. Duxford is about an hour from here, and I have been there a couple of times. But not since I lived here, funnily enough. Both visits were made when I still lived in London.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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