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Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk.VB

Shown here is a Sptifire LF.Mk.VB of No.64 Sqd showing 'invasion' stripes worn on the outer wings of tactical fighters at the time of Operation Starkey, in September 1943. This was a large-scale deception timed to coincide with the landings in Italy, the intention being to make the Germans think an invasion of northern France was to take place simultaneously.

Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk.VB
Administrator, Mar 25, 2006