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Spitfire IX, BS456, coded UZ-Z of 306 Squadron at RAF Northolt. On 22 August 1943, after being transferred to 316 squadron, BS456, piloted by F/Lt L Kurylowicz, claimed a Fw190 but then, he too was shot down by Fw190s near Rouen. F/Lt L Kurylowicz spent five days in his dinghy before rescue. Noted in the background at Northolt is Bristol Bombay, L5836.