Vickers Supermarine Spitfire LF Vb BL688 - pictured above with the CO of 501 Squadron, Capt Bernard Fuchs, at Hawkinge in the summer of 1943. 

An incredible investment opportunity to acquire probably the longest documented combat history of a WW2 Spitfire in the world today ! BL688 was delivered into service on the 25th of January 1942 and served until 29th of May 1945. It served with five RAF Fighter Squadrons, as well as the USAAF 335 FG & US Navy on D-Day.

 

So far, 47 Allied pilots have been identified from Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Free French, India, Poland , UK , New Zealand and USA. Some of the men served only a short period and met their fate in combat against the enemy. Others flew BL688 with distinction and survived the war and went onto achieve great things. 

The researched history of BL688 and restoration can be found in the brochure below: 



A list of pilots who flew BL688 in operations during WW2 can be found below:


Aircraft Information

Vickers Supermarine Spitfire MK Vb LF

Serial No BL688

UK CAA Registration - G-CJWO


Airframe: A Zero Timed - Under Restoration 
Engine: Rolls Royce Merlin 35 with Zero Hours & Dowty Rotol three blade propeller 

Price on Application

Contact Allan Vogel on allan@hcas.me.uk 

mob +44 7769934646

BL688 in fuselage jig with RR Merlin 35
BL688 in fuselage jig with RR Merlin 35
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Engine bearer mount
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Engine bearer mounts
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132 Squad MK Vb
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Hubidos Gibraltar 1940
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Hubidos training
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Grandad's pictures 06
Capt Bernard Fuchs Free French 501 squad
Capt Bernard Fuchs Free French 501 squad
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316 Polish
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BL688-Page 12 Capt Don Willis
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335 FS 4h FG USAAF
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VCS-7 pilots WW2
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