Missing Spitfire and Pilot found after 66 years

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Missing Spitfire and Pilot found after 66 years

Postby Karl/Pa. » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:33 am

The mystery of a missing Spitfire ace shot down after D-Day is solved after his plane and he are both found together in a Normandy estuary. For 66 years, the brave young Spitfire pilot’s final resting place had been a mystery. Flight Lieutenant Henry Lacy Smith was shot down by the Germans five days after D-Day on a mission supporting the Allied invasion in Normandy. His last radio message to comrades was: ‘I’m going to put this thing down in a field.’ But the Australian’s plane then nose-dived into the sea and he was designated: ‘missing believed killed’.

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