Supermarine Spitfire MK IX. The legendary British fighter plane from World War II, with the Rolls-Royce Merlin V 12 engine. In England during WW2, Norway had two Squadrons; the 331 and the 332, both flying the Spitfire. Here, young Norwegian boys fought for the freedom we all enjoy today. Our Spitfire was built in 1943 and flew under the 611 squad from Biggin Hill. Under the 611 it was credited with a shoot down of a Messerschmitt Bf 109 and a Focke-Wulf 190, before it was shot down over France on June 11, 1943. The aircraft is now being rebuilt in England and is the first Norwegian civilian owned Spitfire.