1944 03 No Saki Tonight - John D. Shaw Captain Francis J. Lent of the Fighter Group flying his Lightning “T-Rigor Mortis” downs an Oscar near Hollandia.On July Capt. Lent was assigned to the Fighter Squadron, Fighter ~ BFD
This was one of the most advanced fighters of the era, including such features as:- all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, aero engine.
That's why they call it a Spitfire! The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries before, during and after World War II.