Spitfire Mk Vb, Wilfred "Bill" Palmer, No 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force, April 1942

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Supermarine Spitfire

Spitfire Mk Vb W3383
flown by Wilfred “Bill” Palmer
No 41 Squadron, Royal Air Force
April 1942

Spitfire Vb, W3852, EB-W, “Peggy”, was the personal aircraft Wilfred ‘Bill’ Palmer DFM, who named his Spitfire in honour of his wife. He was promoted from Sergeant Pilot to Acting Flight Lieutenant and OC B Flight within two months in late 1941, but was shot down in this aircraft over St. Omer on 12 April 1942, and became a Prisoner of War.



Artist: Gaëtan Marie

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This profile was created for the book "Blood, Sweat and Courage - 41 Squadron RAF 1939-1942" by Steve Brew (Fonthill Media, December 2014).

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