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Asisbiz Airworthy Spitfire warbird RCAF 416Sqn IR G AB910 07 Asisbiz Airworthy Spitfire warbird RCAF 416Sqn IR G AB910 08 Asisbiz Airworthy Spitfire warbird RCAF AE 01 Asisbiz IL2 CM LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943 Asisbiz IL2 CM MkVb RAF 244 Wing IR G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943 V0A Asisbiz IL2 CM MkVb RAF 244 Wing IR G Ian Gleed AB910 Egypt 1942
Asisbiz IL2 KF LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR G Ian Gleed AB910 Egypt 1942 Asisbiz IL2 KF LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR G Ian Gleed AB910 Egypt 1942 V01 Asisbiz IL2 PT LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943 Asisbiz IL2 PT LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943 V0A Asisbiz IL2 PT LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943 V0B Asisbiz IL2 RB LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943
Asisbiz IL2 RB LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943 NM Asisbiz Spitfire LFVb over Djerba Island Gabes way to the Mareth Line area 1943 01 Asisbiz Spitfire LFVb over Djerba Island Gabes way to the Mareth Line area 1943 02

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Spitfire LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR-G Wing Commander Ian Gleed AB502 Egypt 1943

AB502 VbT 2541 M45 FF 28-1-42 6MU 13-2-42 Crosby Co 20-2-42 Denmark 11-3-42 Takoradi 9-5-42 Middle East 5-6-42 145S 'ZX-B' Aboukir filter fitt [Destroyed in air raid LG 154 22-8-42] 224Wing shot down by Bf109 Tunisia 16-4-43 A/C Gleed killed

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 244 Wing IR-G Wing Commander Ian Gleed AB910 Egypt 1943

AB910 Vb CBAF.1060 CBAF M45 MU 16-8-41 ? 92S 8-42 Middle East 1-9-42 VASM 7-6-43 fuel syst mods wing stiff 416S 1-7-43 53OTU took off Hibaldstow with WAAF Margaret Horton on tail 4-4-45 sold A/C Wheeler 14-7-47 M45M install G-AISU BoB Flight 'QJ-J' struck Hendy Heck at Wolverhampton 17-10-47 extant BBMF

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.

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CM Spitfire MkVb RAF 244 Wing IR-G Wing Commander Ian Gleed AB910 Egypt 1943
CM Spitfire LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR-G Wing Commander Ian Gleed AB502 Egypt 1943
CM Spitfire MkVb RAF 244 Wing IR-G Wing Commander Ian Gleed AB502 Egypt 1943
CM Spitfire MkVb RAF 244 Wing IR-G Wing Commander Ian Gleed AB502 Egypt 1943 V0A

Historical Skin of Spitfire LF Mk Vb AB502.
Build at Eastleigh (?)in 1942. After a tour operation in ETO she was transefered in MTO to the 145 Squadron 224 Wing. She was flown by Ian Richard Gleed (DFC DSO) when he became Wing Commander of 224 wing in 1943 in Tunisia, unfortunately during a patrol over the Cap Bon area on April 16th 1943, Gleed was attacked by fighters of JG 77 and after receiving several hits he tried to get his Spitfire back to the safety of Tunisia. The remains of the Spitfire were discovered on sand dunes along the Tunisian coastline but his body was not found.
Skin also available for Spitfire LF Mk Vb "Clipped Wings"
Just place "Spitfire LF Mk Vb CW_IR-G_Wc Ian Richard Gleed.bmp" in the "SpitfireMkVbLFCLP" folder.
Skin of Spitfire LF Vb AB910.

"Built at Castle Bromwich in 1941, Spitfire AB910 had a remarkable front-line operational career spanning almost 4 years. The aircraft was initially allocated to 222 ( Natal ) Squadron at North Weald on 22 August 1941 but was soon re-allocated to 130 Squadron with whom it flew several convoy patrols and also escort patrols to the daylight bombing raids against the battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in December 1941. In June 1942, AB910 was delivered to 133 (Eagle) Squadron at Biggin Hill. She flew 29 operational missions with this unit, including 4 sorties on 19 August 1942 during the fierce aerial battles in support of the Dieppe Raid, her pilots being credited with one Do217 destroyed and one damaged during these combats. AB910 continued to fly operationally up to July 1944, serving with 242 (Canadian) and 416 and 402 (RCAF) Squadrons. With 402 Squadron she flew numerous cover patrols over the Normandy invasion beach heads on D-Day itself ( 6 June 1944 ) and on subsequent days.

In addition to these operational assignments, AB910 was held on charge by various maintenance units and, after mid-July 1944, she was relegated to support duties with 53 OTU at Hibaldstow and then with 527 Squadron (a radar calibration unit). On 14 February 1945 , whilst at Hibaldstow, AB910 famously flew with an unauthorised passenger. LACW Margaret Horton, a WAAF ground-crew fitter, had been sitting on the tail whilst the aircraft taxied out to the take-off point (as was standard practice) without the pilot, Flt Lt Neil Cox DFC, realising she was there. The pilot took off with Margaret still on the tail. The combination of her weight on the tail and her grip on the elevator very nearly had disastrous results but fortunately the pilot was able to regain control and one circuit later he landed with a very frightened WAAF still wrapped around the tail!

In 1947 AB910 was purchased by Group Captain Alan Wheeler and was placed on the civil register as G-AISU for air racing. After a heavy landing during the Kings Cup Air Race in 1953, she was returned to Vickers-Armstrong where she was refurbished and subsequently flown regularly by Jeffrey Quill until being donated to the Flight in 1965."

"Extrait of BBMF web site"
Between 2003 and 2006 AB910 was presented as Spitfire LF Mk Vb, AB502 ‘IR-G', the aircraft of Ian Richard Gleed.
Original template by Jester's revisited by me.
Enjoy it ! Claymore

Skin histirique représentant le Spitfire LF Mk Vb AB502. Construit à Eastleigh (?) en 1942. Après un tout d'opération en Europe, il fut transféré en méditerrannée au Squadron 145 il fut piloté par le Wing Commander Ian Richard Gleed (DFC DSO) lorqu'il prit le commandemant du Wing 224 en 1943 en Tunisie. Il fut perdu à la suite d'un combat contre des Me 109 de la Jg/77 lors d'une patrouille au dessus du Cap Bon le 16 Avril 1943, il fut touché plusieur fois et tenta de rejoindre la côte Tunisienne. Les restes de son Spitfire furent découverts dans les dunes de sable mais pas son pilote. Cette skin est également disponible pour la version "Clipped" du Spit, il suffit de placer "Spitfire LF Mk Vb CW_IR-G_Wc Ian Richard Gleed.bmp" dans le dossier "SpitfireMkVbLFCLP". Skin représentant le Spitfire LF Mk Vb AB910 du Battle of Britain Mémorial Flight. Construit à Castle Bromwich en 1941, il a eu une remarquable carière opérationnelle longue de quatre années. Il participa à des couvertures de raids aériens diurnes contre les cuirassés Scharnhorst et Gneisenau en décembre 1941. En Juin 1942 il faut délivré au célèbre Squadron 133 plus connu sous le nom d'Eagle Squadron basé à Biggin Hill. Il effectua 29 missions opérationnelles avec cette unité dont quatre sorties le 19 Août 1942 pendant les opérations sur Dieppe où ces pilotes furent crédités d'un Do 217 détruit et un autre endommagé. AB910 continua sa carrière opérationnelle au front jusqu'en juillet 1944 au sein des Squadron 242, 416 & 402 (Canadien) il effectua au sein du 242 nombre de missions de couvertures au dessus des plages de Normandie pendant le débarquement le 6 Juin et les jours qui suivirent. Il fut, en plus de ces missions opérationelles, pris en charge par diverses unités de maintenance et après la mi-juillet 1944 délivré au 53 OTU à Hibaldstow où il effectua un vol avec une personne non authorisée à son bord le 14 fevrier 1945, une WAAF Margaret Horton qui était restée assise sur le queue de l'avion jusqu'au bout de piste, pratique courament utilisée à l'époque, sauf qu'à la mise en puissance pour le décollage le pilote, Flt Lt Neil Cox, avait complètement oublié sa présence et avit décollé avec Magaret encore agrippée sur l'avion, ce qui aurait pu avoir des conséquences néfaste, néanmoins le pilote conserva le contrôle le son avion et pu effectuer un tour de piste et se reposer aussitôt !!! En 1947 il fut acheté par le Group Captain Alan Wheeler et inscrit au registre civil avec l'immatriculation G-AISU pour des courses aériennes. Après un atterissage mouvementé durant la Kings Cup Air Race en 1953 il fut réparé chez Vickers-Armstrong et piloté par Jeffrey Quill avant d'être donné au Battle of Britain Memorial Flight en 1965. Il a porté les couleur de l'avion de Ian Richard Gleed entre 2003 et 2006. D'après le template original de Jester's revisté par mes soins. Bon vols ! Claymore

PT LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR-G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943
PT LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR-G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943 V0A

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

RB LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR-G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943
RB LFVb RAF 244 Wing IR-G Ian Gleed AB502 Tunisia 1943 NM

AIRCRAFT MODEL / Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Va
SKIN FOLDER / SpitfireMkVb
DESCRIPTION / this aircraft was delivered to the RAF in January 1942 and shipped to Takoradi where, upon its arrival in May, it was fitted with an Aboukir filter prior to being issued to No 244 Wing. It became Ian Gleed`s personal aircraft in early March 1943. On 16 April 1943 he was shot down and killed whilst attempting to attack Axis transport aircraft over the Tunisian coast. At the time of his death, Gleed`s score stood at 13 and 3 shared destroyed.
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