Spitfire LF Mk.IXc, MH712, flown by W/O Henryk Dygala, No. 302 Sq
Eduard 1:48 – Spitfire LF Mk.IXc, MH712, flown by W/O Henryk Dygala, No. 302 Squadron, Summer /Autumn, 1944 Polish No. 302 Squadron was one of the units that participated in the invasion of Normandy in June, 1944, as can be deduced from the D-Day stripes painted on the lower sides of fuselage and wings. This aircraft was equipped with wing racks for 250lb bombs. The pointed rudder was freshly painted and so accordingly, the colours appeared darker than the rest of the aircraft. Nose art was not particularly common within the RAF, so the girl sitting on the bomb is a nice exception. There is a Polish stencil right of the cockpit door ‘Wycierac obuwie’ (‘wipe your shoes’).
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