F Mk.VIII, JF470, 308th Fighter Squadron , 31st Fighter Group, Fano Air Base, Italy, 1944 – 1945
The 31st Fighter Group flew Spitfire Mk.Vs, Mk.VIIIs and Mk.IXs from June 1943 till March 1944. The Group was subsequently re-equipped with P-51 Mustangs
but a few Spitfires were retained as hacks.
Mustangs flown by this FG had red-yellow stripes on the wing tips. The red color was closer to the wingtips, but it is not clear if the red color position was the
same on this Spitfire. The wingtip appears to be yellow in available photos.
The camouflage is probably that for high altitude fighters and consists of Medium Sea Grey on upper and PRU blue on lower surfaces. Note the clipped wings.
Cat. No. 70128
INFO Eduard - April 2018