Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

One-half left front view from above, looking along a row of twelve Royal Air Force (RAF) Supermarine Spitfires on the line, probably somewhere in England during World War II, circa 1944-1945. In foreground, three-quarter right front view of RAF Supermarine Spitfire PR.Mk.I (code EZ-R, No. 241 Squadron); fourteen men stand in front of the aircraft, hands on the leading edge of the wings; another six stand near the tail. Tail wheel is on a dolly; crewmen are probably preparing to push the aircraft backwards. Fence and a line of trees visible in far background.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Aircraft
  • Airplanes
  • United Kingdom
  • England
  • Royal Air Force

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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