WWII Spitfire Transported to RAF Museum in London

The staff of a RAF Museum spent four days removing the propeller and wings before the one of the Spitfire plans that survived WWII was transported to London.

The plane may have survived D-Day landings, but the Second World War plane had to be dismantled into smaller pieces so it could transported from the Museum of Science and Industry to another museum in London. The plane arrived at the venue in Liverpool 19 years ago. Manchester Evening News reported the plane was seen without its wing and propeller as it was carried out of MOSI by crane.

The WWII plane was popular attraction at the Air and Space hall since 1995. The plane will now be housed at the RAF Museum in Hendon for a special exhibition called Britain from Above.The spitfire had to be meticulously taken apart piece by piece and it took four days. The plane is on loan from the RAF Museum, the only national museum in the UK that is dedicated to aviation. The plane has since been returned. Alice Cliff, the curator of Science and Technology at the MOSI stated: “We are delighted that this iconic airplane is going to be part of a new exhibition.

“We know it has been revered and loved by the many thousands of people who have visited the Air and Space Hall over the years and we are thrilled that many more will get the chance to see it when it reappears in Hendon’s RAF Museum later this month. “

Evette Champion

Evette Champion is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE