Author: David K. Brunn

David teaches photography and design at the Art Institute of Portland. As an aviation historian, he has worked for the Evergreen Aviation Museum, Seattle’s Museum of Flight, and Pearson Field in Vancouver, Washington. In 1992, he published a collection of aviation photography and videos in the CD-ROM “Jets and Props.” Brunn has flown in dozens of warbirds, including a Boeing B-17, Ford Trimotor, Stinson Gullwing, and a German WWII Ju-52 transport. He has visited the major aviation battlefields of World Wars I and II, including the crash site of the Red Baron in France, and while exploring the islands of Palau, he found a Japanese Zero in the jungle, still standing on its landing gear.

1945 Mk XVI Supermarine Spitfire

A Battle of Britain Spitfire Mk I or Mk II would sell for two or three times this sum, and if it had a confirmed combat record, the price could be much higher {vsig}2008-12_2259{/vsig} The old engineering adage, “If it looks right, it most probably is right,” describes the Spitfire […]