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

A coroner’s approval has been given to continue the dig after it was stopped yesterday (Thursday, October 8).

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.

It is believed the bone discovered belonged to the pilot.

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