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September Odds

By patspeirs  
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however within two weeks the Squadron had lost over half itís pilots (4 killed, 5 injured and 1 pow) and it was withdrawn to Yorkshire to reform. 616 was credited with 15 confirmed íkillsí and 6 probables in this very short period.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!

Tags: Spitfire Aircraft Digital art Ww2

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16 Jun 2011 1:08PM
excellent and as always thankls for the narrative GrinGrin


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16 Jun 2011 4:04PM
Lovely, thanks for sharing
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
16 Jun 2011 5:19PM
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.
Another superb image with excellent write-up. Always a pleasure to see your images and read the stories behind them.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 7:53PM
Excellent composite as ever Pat - plus a great informative write up
17 Jun 2011 8:38PM
Stunning image Pat.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 8:40PM
top notch

UBOAT 9 41 Scotland
23 Jun 2011 11:13PM
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.

24 Jun 2011 4:29PM
Thanks Connor - quite a lyrical write-up and much appreciated, as is the 'medal'.
PS - The Hurri is a Spit!!!
UBOAT 9 41 Scotland
24 Jun 2011 11:19PM
So it is Grampa sorry my mistake.


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