I've heard of Tom Neil but never of his 'Silver Spitfire'. Has anybody seen any pictures. Precious little on Wiki Tom Neil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Silver Spitfire: The Legendary WWII RAF Fighter Pilot in his Own Words: Amazon.co.uk: Wg Cdr Tom Neil: Books As the Allies pushed east, Neil commandeered an abandoned Spitfire as his own personal aeroplane. Erasing any evidence of its provenance and stripping it down to bare metal, it became the RAF's only silver Spitfire. Love affair and culture clashes on hold, he took the silver Spitfire into battle alongside his US comrades until - with the war's end - he was forced to make a difficult decision. Faced with too many questions about the mysterious rogue fighter, he contemplated increasingly desperate measures to offload it, including bailing out mid-Channel. He eventually left the Spitfire at Worthy Down, never to be seen again. The Silver Spitfire is the first-hand, gripping story of Neil's heroic experience as an RAF fighter pilot and his reminiscences with his very own personal Spitfire.