Aircraft Photo of 277 | Dewoitine D-520 | France - Air Force | AirHistory.net #145511
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:"277"
Military Code:6
Aircraft Original Type:Dewoitine D-520
Aircraft Generic Type:Dewoitine D-520
Aircraft Version:Dewoitine D-520
C/n (msn):862
Operator / Titles:France - Air Force
Unit Markings:GC III/6
Location
City / Airport:Paris - Le BourgetMap
Country:France
Airport Codes:ICAO: LFPB   IATA: LBG   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
 
Photo Date:9 June 2019
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 145511
Photo Comment

Finally I got to admire the Musée de l'Air's Dewoitine D.520. Strangely this unique example of the best and most beautiful French fighter of WWII has often been not on display. No 862 is still painted as No 277, the usual mount of Adjudant Pierre Le Gloan during the Battle of France in 1940. In total, Le Gloan shot down at least 18 aircraft - four German, seven Italian, and then seven British fighters over Syria while serving the Vichy regime.

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