Spitfire Overdue – The Story of Flying Officer Mervyn Wheatly


Documentary  /  38 min  /  2023

On March 22, 1940, a special photo reconnaissance Spitfire of the Royal Air Force, is shot down over the Netherlands. Who was the pilot, what was the mission back then and what is the present day role of aerial reconnaissance now?


Director: Paul Haans
Producer: Sascha Wensveen
Writer: Sander Woonings, Paul Haans & Sascha Wensveen

Selected film festivals

  • Tees Valley International Film Festival
  • British Cultural Film Festival
  • APEX Film Awards
  • South Coast Film Festival
  • Stafford Film Festival
  • Phoenix Rising International Film Festival


  • South Coast Film Festival – Best Documentary


  • March 21 and 28 – Omroep Gelderland