By the end of hostilities in Europe in the 'Spitfire' flew 26 of the available 81 Air Defence Regiment. In May 1945, in line units were registered 843 'Spitfire'. 'Spark' based on 'Spitfire' Sparks 'Spitfire' on tests in the Air Force Institute 'Spitfire' V catapult cruiser 'Molotov' after the war Most British fighters manned regiments were far enough from the front. The exception was the Leningrad region, where more frequented by German air reconnaissance. There have been clashes 'Spitfire' LF IX with the enemy. October 20, 1944, Major Karpov from the 27th Guards. IAP flew to intercept. But rising to the height, because of the failure of the oxygen system the pilot lost consciousness and crashed.