TL4546 : Spitfire Mk1

taken 1 year ago, near to Duxford, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Spitfire Mk1
Spitfire Mk1
The only plane owned by IWM Duxford, the Spitfire Mk1A which was based at RAF Duxford in 1939 before the Battle of Britain. While on patrol over Dunkirk it shot down a Junkers JU67 Stuka and then got shot down itself. The pilot crash landed near Calais and was captured. The Spitfire gradually sank in the sand and was recovered in 1986, being returned to the UK in 2007 and restored by the Recanati-Kaplin Family in memory of Simon Jeremy Marsh. The Spitfire was gifted to Duxford.
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TL4546, 158 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Educational sites  Air transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4585 4605 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.6147N 0:7.6568E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4585 4605
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Imperial War Museum Duxford  Supermarine Spitfire 

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