These profiles are part of a set created for the book Squadrons ! No.31: The Supermarine Spitfire Mk V – The New Zealanders by Phil H. Listemann.
After watching some Imperial War Museum footage showing the Free French pilots of No 340 Squadron, I noticed a mistake in one of my earlier profiles, and decided to correct it. This is the original profile, depicting Spitfire Mk Vb BM324, which was flown by Wg Cdr Bernard Dupérier at the time of Operation Rutter…Continue reading Spitfire stripes – a few words on Operation Rutter and the Dieppe landings
These profiles were made for Phil Listemann’s book Squadrons ! No. 30 – The Supermarine Spitfire Mk V – The Belgian & Dutch Squadrons, for which ten Spitfire Mk V profiles were commissioned. This was an opportunity to work on some interesting and unusual markings for RAF Spitfires. Although RAF policy was generally against any…Continue reading Belgian & Dutch Spitfire Mk Vs of the Royal Air Force
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…Continue reading The General, the Cat and some Spitfire mysteries
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…Continue reading The Spitfires of the Eagle Squadrons
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…Continue reading Promoted by Ford ?
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…Continue reading Australian Spitfires Mk VIII in the Southwest Pacific