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September 1940

By patspeirs  
‘September Odds’

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. Under strict instructions to maintain cover for the bomber force only one pair of the Bf109s arc away from the formation to ’honour the threat’.

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onwards, however within two weeks the Squadron had lost over half it’s pilots (4 killed, 5 inured and 1 pow) and it was withdrawn to Yorkshire to reform. 616 was credited with 15 confirmed ’kills’ and 6 probables in this very short period.

A reworking of a previous image.

Tags: Spitfire Aircraft Digital art Bf109

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Feb 2012 4:56PM
As always, your accompanying narrative is both instructional and also allows one to appreciate what you are conveying with the image, Pat.
Another very fine creation, so realistic, it's hard to believe it is not a contemporary photograph.

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Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
29 Feb 2012 5:10PM
Great stuff Pat.

Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2012 6:22PM
Fabulous image/work.
Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
29 Feb 2012 9:26PM
So very good pat, love the clouds and a brill narrative too. Ann
UBOAT 10 41 Scotland
1 Mar 2012 6:57PM
Great rework grampa. Not sure which one I prefer as they are both great.


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