Messerschmitt Bf 109 attacks a Spitfire

Messerschmitt Bf 109 attacks a Spitfire
A remarkable picture of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 attacking a Supermarine Spitfire, taken from another German aircraft and then released for propaganda purposes. The picture was then used in the British press to illustrate a story about a Spitfire pilot who had stayed at the controls of his damaged aircraft for long enough to make sure it did not hit a nearby village. The Spitfire does appear to have been hit, with puffs of dark smoke trailing from the right wing.
Messerschmitt Bf 109: Pt. 1, John R. Beaman, Jr. This work provides a good technical history of the 109, tracing the development of the fighter from the early prototypes up to the 109E, the model used during the Battle of Britain. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (15 May 2007), Messerschmitt Bf 109 attacks a Spitfire, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_bf109_attacks_spitfire.html

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