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Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V EP120 ‘City of Winnipeg’ with Squadron Leader Jeff Northcott on the left and another famous Canadian pilot, Lloyd Chadburn on the right. L. Chadburn would also fly this aircraft prior to his death in action near Caen, France, on June 13, 1944. He was 24 years old.

Note the two recently painted ‘kills’. These represent the last two Bf 109s shot down by Northcott while flying EP120, one on the 3rd of October and the second on the 3rd of November 1943.

(A big thank you to D. Hatcher for the photo)

(Text and Color by Rui Manuel Candeias)


“Look who’s coming! United Color of Benetton family!”

Films watched in 2015: Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? (2014), dir. Philippe de Chauveron

SS-Sturmmann Otto Funk from the 25th Grenadier Regiment of the 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitler Youth” in Rots  after a failed German attack on Norrey-en-Bessin, Northwest of Caen, France.