by Simon Smith
Flying Officer Allan Wright in Spitfire N3250 with 92 Squadron destroys a Messerschmitt Bf110 high over the beaches of Dunkirk on 23 May 1940. Far below the German Army tightens its noose around the remnants of the British Expeditionary Force and their French and Belgian allies increasingly encircled around the northern Channel ports. This was Wright’s first victory of the war and achieved on a day when he claimed two others.
It was the beginning of a busy period for Wright, destroying another Bf109 before the end of the evacuation and following the fall of France he went on to become a high-scoring Ace during the Battle of Britain. By the war’s end his tally had risen to 11 confirmed victories and 3 shared.
Adding great authenticity, this memorable piece has been mounted to full conservation standards to include a photograph and the original autograph of the man himself:
- Group Captain Alan Wright DFC
- 26.25 x 21 inches
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