IRON CROSS SPITFIRE

IN AUGUST 1940 A SPITFIRE FORCE-LANDED AT A LUFTWAFFE AIRFIELD IN FRANCE; AT LAST THE ENEMY ‘SUPER FIGHTER’ COULD BE EVALUATED. CHRIS GOSS TELLS HOW IT CAME ABOUT

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Spitfire Vb EN830 was fitted with a Daimler-Benz DB605A engine following its capture after a forced landing in November 1942. ANDY HAY-2017

During the ‘Phoney War’ and Battle of France the Hurricane was the RAF’s only fighter in France. This changed in late May 1940 when the RAF was engaged over the Dunkirk beaches and Spitfires started to appear.

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