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  • 24.12.99 now airworthy registered as N97RW
  • 1998 Lone Star Flight Museum
  • 1996 Restoration by Harry Stenger for Lone Star Flight Museum
  • 1992 WOGB Thruxton
    1986 WOGB Bitteswell
  • 1970 Gate Guard RAF Hereford
  • 1967 Kemble
  • 1.9.52 Retired at Wellesbourne
  • RAF Sqns 126,65,164,63,595,695,34
    15.6.45 9 MU

Spitfire

Now N97RW

Mk.XVIe Robert Waltrip, Lone Star Flight Museum, Texas, USA.

Delivered to 9MU on June 15 1945, she was stored until 1946.
Allocated briefly to 126, 65, 164, 63, 595, and 695 Squadrons, she was reduced to instructional status in September 1952. 1967 found her on a pylon outside RAF Kemble. She moved in 1970, but only to another pylon at RAF Hereford. Acquired by Doug Arnold and moved to store in 1984, she was restored to the air by Harry Stenger in Florida, and is now in the hands of her new owners, the Lone Star Museum in Galveston, Texas.
(thanks to Kenneth Johansson)