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Holme Spitfire dig suspended after human remains found




Excavating the 1940's crashed Spitfire at Holme Fen EMN-150610-232349009
Excavating the 1940's crashed Spitfire at Holme Fen EMN-150610-232349009

The dig to recover a Spitfire from marshland in Holme has been suspended after skeletal remains were found.

Archeologists have been working at the crash site of the plane at Holme Lode Farm since Monday. The fighter crashed 75 years ago.

Pilot officer Harold Edwin Penketh died in the crash, which happened on November 22 1940, and his body was recovered and buried in Brighton.


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