D-Day Spitfire

Hi all,
I recall seeing a photograph somewhere of a crash-landed Spit with
D-Day markings laying in a French field with a convoy of Shermans
trundling past. At the time I thought it would make a good diorama
subject but I have never been able to find a copy of the photo again
for reference.
Does this jog anyone's memory and if so, could you please direct me to
the photograph (prefereably on line)? I have tried several Google
searches, but have not come up with the goods.
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James Venables
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I have an "Illustrated World War Two Encyclopedia" which has a similar view, only the aircraft in question is a Horsa glider, not a Spitfire. The tanks are Duplex-drive Shermans of the British forces. This Encyclopedia is written by Lt. Col Eddy Bauer. The specific page is in Volume 11, page 1506...but this photo may be on a different page if the printing is a different one than the one I have.
I've also found one of a German Panzer passing a wrecked glider.
And in the same search I found a Spitfire in D-Day markings!
Hope this helps!
Stephen "FPilot" Bierce/IPMS #35922 "How much comfort would you think I'd expect to get from a God that others persist in using as a weapon against me?"--Tepid 9:26
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Stephen "FPilot" Bierce
James, This sounds like a pic I saw in a WaterMark decal for Canadian Spitfires. Could be in one of the Canadian Spitfire books. Curt
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"Spitfire, The Canadians", page 110, Auth: Robert Bracken, published by Stoddart. ISBN 1-55046-1486
Bill Shuey
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William H. Shuey
Many thanks Bill,
I'll try to find the publication. On the other hand, since I only want the photo, is there any chance you could send me a scanned copy (assuming you have the reference)? Since it's for private use only, this shouldn't breach copyright laws.
Best wishes, James.
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James Venables

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