American soldiers examine the wreckage of a British Spitfire which crashed near Anzio in Italy. The "Attrezzeria" building, which is a tool shop, may be the building onto which the plane crashed (January
Seen with F/L Caesar B Hull, Hurricane Mk I FT-A was among the first 2 Hawker fighters delivered to No 43 Squadron RAF at RAF Tangmere on 29 November 1938. The aircraft was flown from RAF Acklington at 09.30 on 3 February 1940 by F/O John D "Eddie" Edmonds when claiming He 111H-2 1H+HL of 3/KG26 with F/O John WC Simpson in FT-R 5m southeast of Farne Islands, the bomber crashing into the sea north of Druridge Bay and killing the crew.
German soldiers sitting on an RAF Spitfire piloted by Flying Officer Peter Cazenove and downed on a beach near Calais on May It spent 40 years buried there before being returned to flying condition to be sold at auction in