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Spitfire LFVb RAF 601Sqn UF-F Tunisia 1943

Photos:Three Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfire Vb on a patrol over Djerba Island, off Gabes, on their way to the Mareth Line area in early 1943. The planes "UF-V" and "UF-F" belonged to 601 Squadron. The plane "IR-G" (s/n AB502) in the foreground was the personal plane of Ian Richard Gleed, DFC, Wing Commander of No. 244 Wing. On 16 April 1943 Gleed was killed in a fighter sweep in the Cap Bon area. He was shot down in his Spitfire by German Messerschmitt Bf 109Gs from JG 77.

Spitfire LFVb RAF 601Sqn UF-V ER220 Tunisia 1943

ER220 Vb CBAF M46 9MU 31-8-42 47MU 14-9-42 Empire Liberty 19-9-42 Takoradi Middle East 7-11-42 92S 601S 'UF-V' Damaged by Bf110 and abandoned off Cap Bon 17-4-43

Photos: Three Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfire Vb on a patrol over Djerba Island, off Gabes, on their way to the Mareth Line area in early 1943. The planes "UF-V" and "UF-F" belonged to 601 Squadron. The plane "IR-G" (s/n AB502) in the foreground was the personal plane of Ian Richard Gleed, DFC, Wing Commander of No. 244 Wing. On 16 April 1943 Gleed was killed in a fighter sweep in the Cap Bon area. He was shot down in his Spitfire by German Messerschmitt Bf 109Gs from JG 77.

Spitfire PRXI RAF 681Sqn white F PL781 SEAC 1944

EP689 Vb CBAF M46 6MU 21-7-42 47MU 26-8-42 Atlantic City 8-9-42 Middle East 30-10-42 Malta 1-7-43 Sicily Hit obstruction during practice attack Catania 22-9-43 [NWAfricanAF 30-11-43]

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PT LFVb RAF 601Sqn UF-V ER220 Tunisia 1943
PT LFVb RAF 601Sqn UF-V ER220 Tunisia 1943 V0A-E

AB502 "IR-G" of No. 244 Wing Commander Ian R. Gleed, "UF-V", Possibly ER220, and "UF-F" of No. 601 "County of London" Sqn, Gabourine (Gourbin) South, Tunisian campaign 1943.

PT LFVb RAF 601Sqn UF-F Tunisia 1943
PT LFVb RAF 601Sqn UF-F Tunisia 1943 V0A-E

AB502 "IR-G" of No. 244 Wing Commander Ian R. Gleed, "UF-V", Possibly ER220, and "UF-F" of No. 601 "County of London" Sqn, Gabourine (Gourbin) South, Tunisian campaign 1943. Based on three famous BW photos: Two port views of all 3 and a starboard view of "IR-G". AB502 was flown by Gleed on about 35 missions until he was shot down and killed on April 16th 1943. It seems that there was a palm tree added in the last version of Gleed's Figaro the Cat Emblem. Because of resolution I'm not 100% sure of serial ER220 on "UF-V" but plane with this serial flew - and was lost - in 601 Sqn. It was transferred from 92 Sqn, where it was flown as "QJ-R" by F/L Neville Duke, who gained 2 victories - and made a wheels up landing - with it in Libya January 1943. However, it seems it had Vokes filter and non- clipped wings before, but these photoes show it with Aboukir and clipped "b" wings. Does anyone know was "QJ-R" Mk Vb or Vc/Universal? "UF-F" had also a serial painted on, but which, I can't tell. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's AB910 has been painted to represent AB502 "IR-G" 2003. PT PioTer 2005-11-12

PT PRXI RAF 681Sqn white F PL781 SEAC 1944
PT PRXI RAF 681Sqn white F PL781 SEAC 1944 V0A-D

Stanislaw Skalski flew EP689 "UF-X" as the Commander of No. 601. "County of London" Sqn during invasions to Sicily and Italy. He had no aerial victories with this a/c, but surely other things to do. Dark letters, probably roundel blue, without white borders. Squadrons Winged Sword emblem on top of the port fin, possibly on both sides. EP698 was built in Castle Bromwich between April and August 1942. During September and October it was transferred to Middle East. At summer 1943 it was in Tunisia. When North African campaign ended May 1943, Skalski took command of No. 601 Sqn. It moved to Malta to cover Allied landings to Sicily. The Sqn moved to captured airfields in Sicily in mid-July. It is told that EP698 was lost during a strafing practice in Sicily on 22th of September. 601 Sqn moved to Italy next month. Skalski returned to England at the end of 1943. NOTE: This is a re-upload. It had 100+ downloads when disappeared. PT PioTer 2005-12-12


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