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Crashed WWII Spitfire excavated from Salisbury Plain

A Spitfire airplane shot down in 1940 is being dug up on Salisbury Plain in England.

“It was on 27 October 1940 that my father was brought down by enemy aircraft near Upavon.

“This was a particularly worrying time for my mother who was expecting me to be born in the March of the following year.”

It is believed the 609 Squadron pilot baled out after damage to the plane’s oil tank meant visibility was severely reduced, and he could not land safely.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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