Battle of Britain Spitfire Mk. Ia Combat Loss 6x8-inch Acrylic Desk Display

Aviation history you can touch with Ron Cole's free-standing two-sided acrylic relic displays. Perfect 6x8-inch size for desk or bookshelf. Handmade in the USA, right here in Zanesville, Ohio!
Aircraft & Pilot History:
Spitfire R6753 was built by Supermarine at the Woolston factory, and its first flight took place on June 13th, 1940. It was assigned to 603 Squadron based at Turnhouse, Scotland, where it was operated in air defense duties. 603 Squadrom moved to R.A.F. Hornchurch on August 27th, which was a front-line base for fighters during the Battle of Britain. The unit was in combat the very next day. On August 29th, R7653, with pilot David John Colin Pinckney at the controls, tangled with Bf 109s of the Luftwaffe over Kent. Pinckney shot one down before being hit himself. At 06:42, he bailed out of this Spitfire, which crashed near St. Mary's Road, Dymchurch. Pinckney spent several weeks in hospital but then returned to combat. His Spitfire was excavated in 1979. 
Each display includes a 2x1-inch section of exterior aluminum skinning from this aircraft, attached to the outside of the acrylic.
Included Certificate of Authenticity (COA). Signed & numbered. 

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