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ĎSeptember Oddsí

Typical of the hard days in September 1940 a lone Spitfire of 616 Sqdn has found a height and sun advantage on the group of Bf 109s. Based at Kenley 616 was in the thick of the Battle of Britain from mid August onwards, however within two weeks the Squadron had lost over half itís pilots (4 killed, 5 injured and 1 pow) and it was withdrawn to Yorkshire to reform. 616 was credited with 15 confirmed íkillsí and 6 probables in this very short period.

The squadron went on to find further fame as the first operational jet squadron with Meteor 1 aircraft in July 1944. The Luftwaffe formed itís first jet squadron, as a trials unit with the Me 262, in the same month!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:24.0-60.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Sep 2010 - 6:27 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:September Odds
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:16 Jun 2011 - 12:15 PM
Tags:Aircraft, Digital art, Spitfire, Ww2
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digital_boi
16 Jun 2011 - 1:08 PM

excellent and as always thankls for the narrative GrinGrin

Graham

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tedtoop
tedtoop e2 Member 3tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 - 4:04 PM

Lovely, thanks for sharing

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 5:19 PM

The odds seem loaded against the Spitfire pilot should he choose to engage the enemy, but I guess that is exactly what these brave chaps in WW 11 would do. Great composite image once again, Pat.
Ronnie.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 5:36 PM

Another superb image with excellent write-up. Always a pleasure to see your images and read the stories behind them.
Steve.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2011 - 7:53 PM

Excellent composite as ever Pat - plus a great informative write up
Helen

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bromley-smith
17 Jun 2011 - 8:38 PM

Stunning image Pat.
Tony

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Mynett
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17 Jun 2011 - 8:40 PM

top notch

Linda

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UBOAT
UBOAT  641 forum posts Scotland
23 Jun 2011 - 11:13 PM

Has to one of your great I think Grampa. Like the way you have cut part of the hurricane off and used a nice big sky. All you need now is a miracle for the pilot and a cup of tea or he will be buying the stair way to heaven.

connor

Last Modified By UBOAT at 23 Jun 2011 - 11:15 PM

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
24 Jun 2011 - 4:29 PM

Thanks Connor - quite a lyrical write-up and much appreciated, as is the 'medal'.
Grumpy
PS - The Hurri is a Spit!!!

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UBOAT  641 forum posts Scotland
24 Jun 2011 - 11:19 PM

So it is Grampa sorry my mistake.

connor

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