The Arcs Of Fire Gallery
Normandy Nemesis by Robert Taylor
by Robert Taylor
MK IX Spitfires of 443 RCAF Squadron on a sortie near Alencon in southern Normandy on 23rd June 1944, tangle with a group of Fw 190's, in the melée which followed their Squadron Leader, Wally McLeod, quickly destroyed two Fw 190's, whilst another Fw 190 was badly damaged.
When Johnnie Johnson led the MK IX Spitfires of his 144 Canadian Wing to a temporary airstrip B.3 near the village of St Croix sur Mer, a few miles inland from the Normandy beach head, they were making history. As they landed on the hastily constructed Summerfield mesh tracking runway on D-Day plus 9, they became the first Allied air force unit to be based in former occupied Europe, and the first to operate in France after D-Day.
Now they could operate over northan France with impunity to sweep the skies clear over the advancing Allied armies, nowhere was safe for the reeling Luftwaffe.
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