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  Supermarine Spitfire HF.VIII Serial Number A58-758 
RAAF

Aircraft History
Built by Supermarine. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number MV239. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.

Wartime History
During June 1945, delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and placed directly into storage. During May 1946 authorized for disposal.

Postwar
During 1949, acquired by the Sydney Technical College. In 1961 aquired by Sid Marshall. In 1983, sold to Col Pay who began restoring the aircraft to airworthy condition. In 1985, registered on the Australian civil register as VH-HET. During 2000, acquired by David Lowy.

Today, operated by the Temora Aviation Museum. It is painted in the markings of pilot Spitfire A58-602 assigned to pilot Bobby Gibbes. It is one of two airworthy Spitfires in Australia.

References
ADF Serials - Spitfire A58-758
Temora Aviation Museum - Spitfire A58-758
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for additional information

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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