American fighter Spitfire Mk.Vc Tropical, shot down in Salerno

Spitfire Mk.V

Spitfire Mk.Vc Tropical fighter from the 307th squadron of the 31st Fighter Squadron of the 12th Air Force (307th Fighter Sqn, 31st Fighter Grp, 12th AF USAAF), shot down by friendly fire off the coast of Italy. Pilot Spitfire Mk.V fighter during the emergency landing is not affected.
In the background, a tank-landing ship of the LST type, from which the American 817th Airborne Engineering Battalion is unloaded ashore.

 

 

Location: Salerno, Sicily, Italy
Date: September 1943

In : 1943

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