LF Mk.VIII, MD280, flown by F/Lt. Paul Ostrander, No. 155 Squadron RAF, Burma, 1945
Paul Ostrander, a Canadian from Winnipeg, joined No. 155 Squadron in India in May 1944 and flew
Spitfire Mk.VIIIs from July of the same year and successfully completed his combat tour in May 1945.
Ostrander´s Spitfire wore white identification stripes on the wings and tail. It is not clear if a white stripe
on the fin is present but this stripe would have been part of the prescribed standard. Both possibilities
are possible in this kit.
The badge on the nose is based on the Chindits marking – troop units active against the Japanese armed
forces in the jungle behind enemy lines.
Cat. No. 70128
INFO Eduard - May 2018