de um Sonho (Wings of a Dream
Museum) at São Carlos, Brazil.
June 2nd, 2007.
some photos of the Spitfire HF. IXe MA793. This aircraft was
produced at Castle Bromwich and was delivered to 6 MU RAF on 21 July
1943. It was shipped to the Mediterranean on 5 August 1943 and was
operated by the Mediterranean Allied AF till it was transferred to the
USAAF on 31 October 1943. It was returned to the RAF in May 1944 and
stored with 39 MU in the UK till it was sold to the South African AF on
September 30, 1948, serialled 5601. In 1954 the
aircraft, in a poor state, was being used as a playground in a hospital
for disabled children in South Africa.
In 1967 it was bought by a pilot and started the first of its many
rebuilds. In 1986 it was transfered to California, USA, flying for
airshows. The current paint was applied in 1993, honoring the famous
British pilot James Johnnie
Johnson. This Spitfire was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 2000 and donated
to the "Museu Asas de um
Sonho" (Wings of a Dream Museum), located in São
Carlos, Brazil, where it is currently on