An RAF machine most of WW2, then to the Mediterrainean Allied Air Forces by May 1945 and in service with the AMI in June 1946 as MM4084. Withdrawn from use in 1950 and preserved with its British serial.
The officers' mess monument at Eindhoven until 1987 when the aircraft was sold to the US for restoration. One of the conditions of sale was that it would be replaced by a one-on-one copy, which has graced the mess to this day. The image depicts the original, genuine Spitfire.