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Old 23rd June 2020, 17:32
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Spitfire P7447

The attached photos of 412 RCAF Sqn were taken at RAF Digby I guess sometime after 15th August 1941 when the RAF changed to a Green & Grey camo. In fact a few aircraft have the serial numbers painted over and not yet re-applied which suggests August. BTW Does anyone know how long P7447 was with 412 Sqn as I have differing date, and Air Britain says it was DBF in May 1941!
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File Type: jpg Spitfire VZ-C (2).jpg (88.7 KB, 49 views)
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Old 23rd June 2020, 19:44
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Re: Spitfire P7447

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p004.html
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Old 23rd June 2020, 20:15
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Re: Spitfire P7447

Thanks Revi

BTW - would anyone like to hazard a guess to VZ-B and VZ-C in these photos and the date they were taken, if painted over serial numbers suggest a recent change in camo scheme?
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Old 23rd June 2020, 21:08
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Re: Spitfire P7447

Larry,

VZ-B is possibly P8086 which was on charge to 412 from 22.07.41 to 23.10.41.
The dates are from the Spitfire: The History from Morgan & Shacklady (also found on the website noted by Revi16.) The code match up is from Phil Listemann's Squdrons! No. 26 .

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Re: Spitfire P7447

Larry. The serials were over-painted when the Sky bands were added in Nov. 1940; they weren't always re-applied. The serial on P7447 is roughly painted ( camouflage is the temporary Mixed Grey, 7 parts MSG to 1 part Night) only slightly darker than the underside colour. Other 2 are in the specified Ocean Grey, evidently now available.
It had several pigments hence the blue caste.
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