Spitfires versus Focke-Wulf 190s over France

Most interesting post.

Excerpt

On 21 March 1943 No. 341 Squadron RAF, also known as the Groupe de Chasse n° 3/2 “Alsace” arrived at Biggin Hill, one of the front line fighter stations in the south east of England. It was composed of members of the Free French forces fighting alongside the Allies, under Squadron Leader Mouchotte. They were now equipped with Supermarine Spitfire L.F Mk.IXs, one of the most refined versions of the fighter aircraft. From here they mounted sweep patrols over the English Channel, probing the German defences of occupied Europe.

The captions

I had forgotten to add the captions with Pat’s pictures.

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A group shot of Spitfire legends

Starting at the left:

Jim O’Toole, Hart Finley, Jim Rankin, Jan Pomierlarz, Stocky Edwards, Duke Warren, Art Sager and Kit Carson.

Duke and Hart both flew in 403 Squadron.

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Hart Finley

Hart signing Y2-K T-Shirts at the Y2-K Spitfire open house May 2007

 

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3 Spitfire pilots that flew together Jim O’Toole 443 Squadron- Hart Finley 443 Squadron and Art Sager 443 Squadron.