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« on: September 29, 2010, 01:57:59 AM »

Looking for any accounts of Trans-Atlantic Flights made by Spitfires, especially one made by Lt Col Gustav Lundquist in a Mark 9c in 1944. Aircraft modified by US Airforce by fitting an internal tank behind the cockpit and with two drop tanks. Commercial Model and other details can be seen at http://spitfiresite.com/2010/04/pin-up-spitfire-mk-ix.html
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 10:56:52 AM »

MK210. Arrived Wright Field May 1944. Modified Two P.51 underwing drop tanks (62 gall each), flexible fuel tanks in leading edges f wings (16.5 gall each), 43 gall fuel tank in rear fuselage. Total 285 gall. Millitary equipment removed. Arrived Gremier Field 5.6.44, painted Tolly and hello. Escorted by B-25 flown across Atlantic via Labrador, Greenland and Iceland by Maj. G E Lundquist. Engine failure after takeoff at Bluie West Eight in Greenland. Force landed on belly, repaired inn three weeks. Arr UK with MK317 early July 1944. For Atlantic crossing fitted with ADF radio compass with loop aerial on top rear of fuselage.

MK317. Wright Field May 1944. Mods as MK210. Arrived Dow Field 1.7.44. Escorted by B-25 flown across Atlantic via Labrador, Greenland and Iceland by G R Ayle. Met MK210 at Bluie West Eight in Greenland. Both arrived UK 6.7.44.
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