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Fitters and armourers hurriedly service a Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX of No. 244 Wing RAF at Lentini West, Sicily.” (IWM caption) We think this could be a new arrival for 145 Squadron between July 13 and some time in September 1943. The spinner appears to be unpainted as is some of the paint work on the fuselage. Any more additional information is welcomed. (Photo source - © IWM CNA 1331) Royal Air Force official photographer Abbott, L H (Flying Officer)
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Armourer Fred Roberts re-arms Supermarine Spitfire Mark IA, X4474 'QV-I', of No. 19 Squadron RAF at Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire, while the pilot, Sergeant B J Jennings, has a word with his mechanic. Manor Farm can be seen in the background.