Propeller and oxygen tank uncovered from Spitfire recovery 75 years after crash in Holme

Photo of a Spitfire propeller supplied by Caroline Fitton
Photo of a Spitfire propeller supplied by Caroline Fitton
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Artefacts including a propeller and an oxygen tank have been uncovered during a dig to recover a Spitfire from marshland in Holme.

Archeologists have been working at the crash site of the plane at Holme Lode Farm since Monday (October 5). The fighter crashed 75 years ago.

Photo of an oxygen tank supplied by Jemima Woolverton

Photo of an oxygen tank supplied by Jemima Woolverton

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

The dig was stopped temporarily on Thursday after skeletal remains were found.

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Photo of a flying helmet supplied by Caroline Fitton

Photo of a flying helmet supplied by Caroline Fitton

Photo of the dig supplied by Mark Williams

Photo of the dig supplied by Mark Williams