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Mark XI Spitfire, 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

A Mark XI Spitfire of the 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, tail number PA944 assigned to Mount Farm, England, circa 1944. The Mark XI was a Mark IX Spitfire that had been modified for speed and loiter time. The Mark XI had its guns and armor removed and replaced with a more powerful engine and larger fuel tank. Pilots of the Mark XI took to the skies of war-torn Europe without weapons in order to take strategic photographs of German targets. These photographs allowed allied bombers to strike the most valuable enemy assets. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

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