Supermarine Spitfire of the US 307th Fighter Squadron rests on the beach at Paestum, Italy near Salerno after being shot down Sep 9, 1943; pilot uninjured. LST-359 unloads men and materiel beyond, Sep 1943. Photo 2 of 2

Caption   Supermarine Spitfire of the US 307th Fighter Squadron rests on the beach at Paestum, Italy near Salerno after being shot down Sep 9, 1943; pilot uninjured. LST-359 unloads men and materiel beyond, Sep 1943. Photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Coast Guard
Identification Code   26-G-1992
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 24 Jan 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
24 Jan 2015 08:23:58 PM

Note the sentry standing at right armed with an M1 Garand rifle. Curiously he has Army T/Cpl stripes on his sleeve but a Navy (Coast Guard?) Shore Patrol armband.
2. Anonymous says:
18 Jan 2017 04:28:27 PM

I have a copy list of all the production Spitfire's and the seafires in details of combat and testing and at the scrapping interesting reading this one shown in photo was shot down by the US NAVY as friendly fire

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WW2-Era Place Name Paestum, Campania, Italy
Lat/Long 40.4192, 14.9858
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