The Spitfire Mk XVI was a variant of the Spitfire Mk IX powered by a Merlin 266 engine license-built by Packard in the United States. These profiles were created for the book Squadrons! No. 29 – The Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI – The Dominions by Phil H. Listemann.
These profiles are part of a set created for the book Squadrons! No. 27 – The Supermarine Spitfire Mk V – The ‘Bombay’ Squadrons by Phil Listemann. The ‘Bombay’ Squadrons were No 122 and No 132 Squadron of the Royal Air Force.
After over a month of absence, I’m back with a couple of Spitfire profiles, and some questions ! Several years ago , I created a profile of the Spitfire Mk V “Général de Gaulle”, which I believed to be EN908. A few days ago, I began working on the “Cat”, flown by Free French pilot […]
Yanks in the Royal Air Force ! Before the US entered the war, many American pilots fought for the United Kingdom as part of the Eagle Squadrons: No 71, 121 and 133 Squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Initially equipped with the Hawker Hurricane, these units later converted to the superb Spitfire. The Eagle Squadron […]
After a landing accident in Arizona in July 2017, Spitfire Mk Vb JG891 was shipped to England and flew again on July 6. She is currently decorated as JK879, a No 249 Squadron aircraft flown from Malta by Flt Sgt John G. “Jack” Hughes (RCAF).
I was reading about the new Ford Mustang GT Eagle Squadron, a specially-decorated Mustang bearing the colours of EN783, a Spitfire Mk V flown by ace Steve Pisanos of No 71 (Eagle) Squadron. I was amused to see that the team that created this very special car used a few of my profiles (not just […]
After the previous post dedicated to the Spitfire Mk VIII in the Southwest Pacific, here are profiles of the Mk VIII in Australian service. These profiles were created for the book Squadrons! No.20: The Spitfire Mk. VIII in the Southwest Pacific – The Australians by Phil Listemann. 1. Spifire Mk VIII A58-526 (MT552) “Avagrog” of No […]
These Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII profiles were created for the book Squadrons! No. 14 – The Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII in the Southwest Pacific – The British by Phil H. Listemann. Supermarine Spitfire LF. VIII A58-370 (JG603) of No 54 Squadron RAF in Darwin, Australia, spring 1945. Supermarine Spitfire LF. VIII A58-317 (JF936) of […]
After presenting a few Hurricane aces, here are some famous Spitfire aces of the Royal Air Force. Spitfire Mk Ia X4559 flown by S/L George “Ben” Bennions, No 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force. George “Ben” Bennions was one of the leading Battle of Britain Spitfire pilots, credited with twelve enemy aircraft destroyed in just over […]
With 28.5 aerial victories in over 300 operational sorties, Group Captain Clive Robertson Caldwell, DSO, DFC & Bar (28 July 1911 – 5 August 1994) was the leading Australian air ace of World War II. His score also included six probable victories and 15 damaged enemy aircraft. He was the highest-scoring Tomahawk ace, as […]