WW2 original color photos

Kermit3D

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Three Supermarine Spitfire Mark VBs, ZD-P, -F and -E, of No.222 Squadron based at North Weald, flying in 'vic' formation over the Essex countryside.

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Kermit3D

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Spitfire Mark VB, AD233 'ZD-F', being flown by the Commanding Officer of No.222 Squadron RAF, Squadron Leader Richard Milne, when based at North Weald, Essex. On 25 May, AD233 was shot down by Focke Wulf Fw 190s over Gravelines, while being flown by Squadron Leader Jankiewicz.

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Groundcrew refuel Supermarine Spitfire Mark VB, 'ZD-Z', of No.222 Squadron RAF, from a tractor-towed petrol bowser, while armourers replenish its .303 machine guns, at North Weald, Essex.

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Smithy

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Spitfire Mark VB, AD233 'ZD-F', being flown by the Commanding Officer of No.222 Squadron RAF, Squadron Leader Richard Milne, when based at North Weald, Essex. On 25 May, AD233 was shot down by Focke Wulf Fw 190s over Gravelines, while being flown by Squadron Leader Jankiewicz.

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Two very famous and important photos. Important because they show the initial "Mixed Grey" colour which was introduced in August 1941 with the new Day Fighter Scheme and predated and was darker than the Ocean Grey which became standard for the scheme once stocks became available.
 
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