HOBBYMASTER HA8317 1/48 RAF SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE Mk LFIX MJ789/FU-B
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HOBBYMASTER HA8317 1/48 RAF SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE Mk LFIX MJ789/FU-B, RAF 453(AUS) SQUADRON
Owned by the Royal Australian Air Force Museum and in storage at Point Cook, Victoria.This Spitfire crashed in the River Orne, near Caen, France on 11 June 1944 as a result of anti-aircraft fire claiming the life of pilot Flight Lieutenant Henry ‘Lacy’ Smith. Both F/L Smith and MJ789 were recovered from the riverbed in November 2010. Subsequently, F/L Smith was buried with full military honours in Normandy and the wreckage of MJ789 was transferred to the RAAF Museum and transported to Australia for conservation with a view to eventual display.
|Dimensions||23 x 23 x 23 cm|