243 Squadron Crest
RAF No 243 Squadron

Supermarine Spitfire photographs

Spitfire MkVb RAF 243Sqn SNM Engalnd 1941 01

Spitfire MkVc RAF 243Sqn MA859 over Fez Morocco while on its delivery flight IWM CNA2220

Spitfire MkV RAF 243Sqn being salvaged nr Souk el Khemis Tunisia IWM CNA437

Spitfire MkV RAF 243Sqn being salvaged nr Souk el Khemis Tunisia IWM CNA438

Spitfire MkVTrop RAF 243Sqn YEX at Comiso Sicily 1943 IWM CNA1029

Spitfire Vc RAF 243Sqn SNG SNU at Tusciano landing ground Salerno IWM CNA1425a

Spitfire Vc RAF 243Sqn SNG SNU JK144 at Tusciano landing ground Salerno IWM CNA1425

Spitfire Vc RAF 243Sqn SNG SNU JK144 at Tusciano landing ground Salerno IWM CNA1425a

Spitfire MkVc Trop RAF 243Sqn SN-A Evan Mackie JK715 Hal Far Malta March 1942

Spitfire JK715 Vc CBAF M46 15MU 24-2-43 76MU 7-3-43 Harpolycus 22-3-43 Casablanca 6-4-43 NW Africa 30-4-43 Malta 1-7-43 Sicily NAfrica 30-11-43 SOC 26-4-45

Spitfire MkVc Trop RAF 243Sqn SN-P JK642 Comiso Airport, Comiso, Province of Ragusa, Italy 1943

Spitfire JK642 Vc Factory: CBAF Engine: M46 46MU 19-2-43 47MU 4-3-43 SS670 24-3-43 Gibraltar 12-4-43 NWAfrica 30-4-43 Malta 1-7-43 Sicily Middle East Missing presumed shot down by fighters E of Palmi 18-8-43

Spitfire MkVTrop RAF 243Sqn YEX at Comiso Sicily 1943 IWM CNA1029

Supermarine Spitfire Mark Vs of No. 243 Squadron RAF undergo maintenance at Comiso, Sicily. Photographed over the tail section of an abandoned Messerschmitt Bf 109G of 6/JG53 at Comiso, Sicily.

Imperial War Museum IWM CNA 1029 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209233

Spitfire MkVc RAF 243Sqn MA859 over Fez Morocco while on its delivery flight IWM CNA2220

Late-production Spitfire Mark VC, MA859, passes over Fez, Morocco, while on its delivery flight to the Italian theatre. MA859 had been shipped from Britain and assembled by No. 145 Maintenance Unit at Casablanca, from where it was ferried to Italy for service with No. 243 Squadron RAF. The aircraft has not yet been fitted with a tropical air filter.

Imperial War Museum IWM CNA 2220 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209325

Spitfire MkV RAF 243Sqn being salvaged nr Souk el Khemis Tunisia IWM CNA437

A Bedford and 'Queen Mary' trailer combination, possibly of No. 108 Repair and Salvage Unit, drives through a water-filled crater on a road near Souk el Khemis, Tunisia, on the way back to its base, bearing a damaged Supermarine Spitfire Mark V of No. 243 Squadron RAF.

Imperial War Museum IWM CNA 437 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209198

Spitfire MkV RAF 243Sqn being salvaged nr Souk el Khemis Tunisia IWM CNA4438

A Bedford and 'Queen Mary' trailer combination, possibly of No. 108 Repair and Salvage Unit, drives through a water-filled crater on a road near Souk el Khemis, Tunisia, on the way back to its base, bearing a damaged Supermarine Spitfire Mark V of No. 243 Squadron RAF.

Imperial War Museum IWM CNA 438 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209199

Spitfire Vc RAF 243Sqn SNG SNU JK144 at Tusciano landing ground Salerno IWM CNA1425

Operation AVALANCHE, the Allied landings at Salerno: Supermarine Spitfire Mark VCs and Mark IXs of No. 243 Squadron RAF, parked ready for take off at Tusciano landing ground, south of Salerno, while providing air cover for the beachhead.

Imperial War Museum IWM CNA 1425 https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209283

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Comiso Airport, Comiso, Province of Ragusa, Italy Map

    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

    Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • History of RAAF: http://www.airpages.ru/eng/ot/raaf_01.shtml
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

This webpage was updated 6th June 2021