Spitfire - Great Britian Designed 1931 by R.J. Mitchell
Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:39:29 AM
& that it was used through the 2nd world War was a very Interesting Subject for Me.
So here is some Insightful Information & Great Photos on the English Designed Spitfire Plane. Spitfire Aircraft http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire
Carolyn Grace (flying the Grace Spitfire and a Stampe) is one of only two female Spitfire pilots in the world. She successfully completed her training in the Grace Spitfire in 1990, and hasn’t looked back since, gaining her Display Authorisation in 1991 and adding Aerobatic and Formation qualifications to that in the following years. Carolyn has perfected a graceful aerobatic display that is immensely popular with air show crowds and Spitfire devotees alike.
Well-known Spitfire pilots included J E "Johnnie" Johnson (34 enemy aircraft shot down), who flew the Spitfire right through his operational career from late 1940 to 1945(Johnny Johnson). Douglas Bader (20 e/a)Douglas Badar and R S "Bob" Tuck (27 e/a) flew Spitfires and Hurricanes during the major air battles of 1940, and both were shot down and became POWs while flying Spitfires over France in 1941 and 1942. Some notable Commonwealth pilots were George Beurling (311⁄3 e/a) from Canada, A G "Sailor" Malan (27 e/a) from South Africa, New Zealanders Alan Deere (17 e/a) and C F Gray (27 e/a) and the Australian Hugo Armstrong (12 e/a).