Magazine centrefold showing different versions of the Spitfire painted in the markings of various squadrons and air forces. Profiles of this type provide invaluable reference for researchers and aircraft modellers. Designed by Reginald Mitchell and powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, the Spitfire was integral to Britain's front-line air defence during World War II, and together with the Hawker Hurricane fighter played a key role in the Battle of Britain of 1940
World War II in colour - England, circa 1945 Ace American pilot Lieutenant Colonel Francis S. Gabreski poses in a cockpit. The flags refer to the 28 enemy planes brought down by Gabreski. If you look closely above the swastikas it names the type of plane shot down.