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RAF Spitfire: “Mod. XXX”

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Toting Beer Casks to Soldiers in Normandy

British breweries donated free beer to soldiers during World War II, but just after D-Day, there was no room made to ship it over the English Channel. Spitfire mechanics and pilots worked together to modify pylons to carry either specially modified drop tanks or beer casks to deliver brews to the troops. Official missions were stopped when the UK Tax Office warned brewers they would get in trouble for exporting beer abroad without paying taxes, but pilots still found ways to get beer where it was needed…

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Beer, RAF, Modified, Spitfire, casks, beer casks

Beer, RAF, Modified, Spitfire, casks, beer casks

Beer, RAF, Modified, Spitfire, casks, beer casks

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