About Spitfire Financial GroupThe name “Spitfire” represents a very interesting history! Arguably one of the most famous airplanes of the Second World War was the Supermarine Spitfire, also known by its nickname the Spitfire. It was flown by British pilots of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and was the only aircraft that could really rival the German fighters of the time, especially around the Battle of Britain. The aluminum-skin structure and Merlin engine gave it exceptional performance. The first prototype took flight in 1936 and most of the production occurred between 1939 and 1945. These years of World War II were also the beginnings of an era of New Technology, Economic Expansion, and Decolonization. In March of 1937 my grandfather, George O. Lethert, commissioned Paul Larson of Larson Boat Works in Little Falls, Minnesota to build a wooden Class C Hydroplane Racing Boat. At the time he was a young and hard-working 24 year old IRS Agent. When the boat was finished and delivered a few months later it was branded with a racing number G-17 and named “Spitfire”. Our team works hard every day to carry on the legacy of the name, striving to build life-long relationships through hard work, determination, and a strong focus on the behalf of our clients and their financial aspirations. Waddell & Reed is not affiliated with any other entities referenced herein. Want to discuss your financial goals and strategies to pursue them? Need to schedule an appointment? Contact me today. Name Email Address Phone Question Thank you! Oops!