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Waiting for the off

The Grace Spitfire parked up and waiting for Carolyn Grace to take her up for a spin (see later photos once I post them...).

 

Taken at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.

 

The Grace Spitfire is a Mk IXc which served with 485(NZ) Squadron during WWII and is most notable for shooting down a JU-88 on D-Day whilst the squadron patrolled the US invasion beach code-named Omaha. OU-V's pilot that day and throughout the war was New Zealander Johnnie Houlton.

 

After the war the aircraft was converted into a two-seater trainer for the Irish Air Force. The aircraft was also used in the filming of "The Batttle of Britain".

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Taken on June 2, 2011