When highly coveted Kodachrome transparency film was present in the tropics, it could suffer the ravages of humidity as is evident in this spotted, yet evocative image of Spitfires in a faraway place. In the absence of formal caption information, some clues in this battered Kodachrome may help identify the players. The Spitfires all wear two-tone fin flashes and roundels; the lack of any red pigment in these markings matches American efforts to avoid any...
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