Conserver Brett Clowes works on the fuselage remains. The team is flushing out the rubber fuel cell with fresh water. (Credits: Commonwealth of Australia)

Spitfire Pilot Lt. Henry Lacy Smith was KIA in Normandy 1944

Flight Lieutenant Henry Lacy Smith was born in the Sydney suburb of Sans Souci in 1917 and worked in the textiles industry. He wanted to fly, and privately undertook flight training at the Kingsford Smith Flying School. Following Germany’s invasion of France in 1940, Smith enlisted in the army. He soldiered for nearly a year …

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