54 Squadron RAF Scoreboards

54 Squadron RAF Scoreboard painted on A6M Zero wing tip. Note that the kill scores are in Nip Glasses and not Rising Sun Flags. The section of the wing is believed to have returned to the UK with Squadron and later went missing.
“The tally of Japanese aircraft destroyed by No. 54 (Spitfire) Squadron RAF… painted on the wing tip of a Mitsubishi A6M Zero aircraft used as a scoreboard, [Winnellie, Darwin NT, May, 1943]… The two swans painted on the metal represent the Squadron gift of swans to Mr Churchill”. Ref: Image: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales. Text AWM. *Note colourised photo.
54 Squadron RAF Scoreboard on the tail of a “Japanese Bomber”.
Story of 54 Squadron RAF Scoreboard on the tail of a “Japanese Bomber”.

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