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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, 

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9

The aim of this web page is to locate, identify and document Supermarine Spitfires preserved in the United Kingdom.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Warplane Survivors of the Second World War in the United Kingdom would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 14 Feb 2020.

Supermarine Spitfires preserved in the United Kingdom by aircraft type, serial number, registration number and location:

Supermarine Spitfire prototype (Serial No. K5054).  This full-scale replica was commissioned by the Spitfire Society and donated to the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere, Chichester.

 (Tim Felce Photos)

 (Allen Watkin Photo)

 (Simon Boddy Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Tr. 9 (Serial No. ML407), Reg. No. G-LFIX, OU-V, 485 (New Zealand) Squadron, Carolyn Grace, RAF Bentwaters.  Airworthy.

 (Tony Hisgett Photos)

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9 (Serial No. PT462), Reg. No. G-CTIX, SW-A, Dragon Flight, Abergele, North Wales. Airworthy.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9 in 2005, civil registered as G-CCCA, 161, painted in the markings of the Irish Air Corps.

 (Martijn Geerlings Photo)

 (Allen Watkin Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9 in 2005, civil registered as G-CCCA, H-98 painted in the markings of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.

 (Carlos Menendez Photo)

 (John5199 Photo)

 (Carlos Menendez San Juan Photo)

 (Ad Meskens Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Martijn Geerlings Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9 (Serial No. PV202), QV-I, Reg. No. G-CCCA, 33 Squadron, Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 (NAC Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9 (Serial No. PV202), 5-RH, Reg. No. G-CCCA, 33 Squadron, Historic Flying Ltd, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Airworthy.

 

  (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation Photos)

 (Milan Nykodym Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9 (Serial No. MJ627), Reg. No. G-BMSB, 9G-Q, 441 (RCAF) Squadron, R.V. Aviation, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Biggin Hill Airport, Westerham, Kent.  Airworthy.

 (Tim Felce Photo)

 (tataquax Photo)

 (Tim Felce Photos)

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9 (Serial No. SM520), Reg. No. G-ILDA, KJ-I, Steve Brooks, Goodwood. Airworthy.

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9 (Serial No. NH341), Reg. No. G-CICK, DB-E, 411 (RCAF) Squadron, ARCo, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. (2-seat).

 (RAF Photo)

Captain Francis S. Gabreski, U.S. Army Air Corps, in the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX (Serial No. BS410), coded PK-E, while he was serving with No. 315 Squadron, Royal Air Force, at RAF Northolt, England, 1943. This airplane was shot down 13 May 1943.  It has been recovered and converted to a two-seat Tr. 9.

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9 (Serial No. BS410), Reg. No. G-TCHI, Martin Phillips, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar.  This aircraft is being restored at Pent Farm in Kent.  The last pilot to fly BS410 was Pilot Officer Piotr Kuryttowicz, when he crashed on 13 May 1943 on a sortie named "Ramrod 71".  He had to abandon his aircraft after his cooling system was damaged in combat.  BS410 crashed in marshland ner Occoches, northwest of Doullens in France.  Piotr was captured by the Germans, but survived the war.  It is coded as PK-A although it flew as PK-E before April 1943.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. IX (Serial No. EN179), Reg. No. G-TCHO, Martin Phillips, Exeter.  This aircraft is being converted to a two-seat Tr. 9 configuration at Vintage Aero Ltd., Pent Farm, Kent.  EN179 was flown by Polish pilots during the war, serving with No. 315, then No. 306 Squadrons before moving to No. 316 Squadron, coded SZ-J, named "Jasia" and flown by Flight Liuetenant Wladyslaw Gnys.  The aircraft was passed to Sgt Antoni Murkowski, but was being flown by Flying Officer Andrzej Prochnicki when he was shot down by Focke-Wulf Fw 190s over Naurs in France on 19 Aug 1943.

 (Dave Miller Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire Tr. 9 (Serial No, MJ772), Reg. No. G-AVAV.  This aircraft was built as a Mk. IX in 1943, served with 341 Squadron as MJ772, NL-W, then with 340 Squadron as MJ772, GW-A.  It was sold to Vickers-Armstrongs in 1950, and converted to a two-seat trainer.  It carried Class B markings G-15-172.  It then went to the Irish Air Corps in May 1951 as 159.  It was withdrawn from flying in 1960. MJ772 was sold to Film Aviation Services in November 1963 and stored at Biggin Hill.  It was then sold to COGEA, Belgium in May 1964 and stored at Ostend Airport.  Sold to Tony Samuelson in 1965 and registered G-AVAV in November 1966.  Restored to airworthy condition in July 1967.  Leased to Spitfire Productions Ltd for use in the film Battle of Britain.   A forced landing was made at Little Staughton on 9 July 1968 due to engine failure, but it was subsequently returned to flying condition. Later sold to Sir William Roberts and displayed as part of the Strathallan Collection, coded MJ772, NL-R.  It was sold to Doug Champlin of Enid, Arizona, Reg. No. N8R.  Later registered in Germany as D-FMKN.  It suffered off-airport landing in a field near Woodchurch, Kent in the UK on 7 September 2015.  The pilot was uninjured.  MJ772 is awaiting repairs and is currently stored at Biggin Hill.

 (Dave Miller Photos)

Supermarine 361 Spitfire Mk. IX (Serial No. TE308), previously flown as Reg. No. N308WK, William S. Greenwood, of Aspen, Colorado.  This aircraft is a two-seat variant, with previous service with the Irish Air Force.  It is currenly udergoing restoration to flight condition at the Biggin Hill Heritage hangar in South East London.  Built in 1944 it did not fly on operations during the war.  It was previously registered in Canada as CF-RAF and in the USA as Reg. No. N92477.