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D Day aircraft to fly over IWM Duxford

Supermarine Spitfire IXT ML407 ANL-140520-131356001

Supermarine Spitfire IXT ML407 ANL-140520-131356001

Veteran D-Day aircraft will be flying at The D-Day Anniversary Air Show at IWM Duxford this Saturday and Sunday.

The show commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Amongst the many Supermarine Spitfires, Douglas C-47 Skytrains and Piper L-4 Cubs flying in this evocative display are aircraft that saw service during the D-Day landings.

Supermarine Spitfire IXT ML407 (The Grace Spitfire) was built at Castle Bromwich in early 1944 as a single-seat fighter. It served on the front line of battle throughout the last twelve months of the Second World War with six different Allied squadrons of the Royal Air Force’s 2nd Tactical Air Force.

Other aircraft include a Douglas C-47 Skytrain from New York, Tradewind Aviation’s C-47 Skytrain, Dakota Heritage’s C-47 Skytrain ‘Drag-em-oot, a Piper L-4 Cub, and a Supermarine Spitfire IX MK912 which was flown by Squadron Leader M A ‘Tony’ Liskutin.

He was awarded the Czechoslovak War Cross and Medal for Valour, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Force Cross.

For more information go to iwm.org.uk/d-day

 

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