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Loch Doon Spitfire Restoration Complete

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by The_Historian, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist

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    Beautiful job.
    "A restored World War II Spitfire that saw service in the Battle of Britain has gone on public show in Dumfries.
    The plane was salvaged from the bottom of Loch Doon in Ayrshire in 1982 after a four-year search by divers.
    It crashed during a training flight from Ayr in 1941, killing the Czech pilot.
    Returning the bodywork to its former glory has taken 35 years of work and involved several false starts before being carried out.
    However, the Spitfire is finally ready to take pride of place at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum whose founders first commissioned the salvage project way back in 1977."
    Loch Doon Spitfire goes on display in Dumfries - BBC News
     
  2. CAC

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    Great job...she looks sweet.
     

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