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Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire

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Hugo Broch, 95, who last flew in 1960, took to the air above Kent as a passenger in a British TR9 MJ627, two seater, Spitfire.

He is credited with 81 victories in 324 missions on the Eastern Front and was awarded the Iron Cross, First and Second Class, the German Cross in Gold and the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross in 1945.

Speaking after the flight, he commented, "The Spitfire is a good machine, wonderful, and he is a good pilot. The Spitfire was greatly respected. With these mechanics you have a feeling of being free and being able to do what you want. I have again experienced what flying is like and how beautiful flying is."

The flight took place at Biggin Hill airport, one of the most important airfields during the Battle of Britain, in a Spitfire owned by flyaspitfire.com. Flights from the company start at £2,550.

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