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Last Updated: Friday, 13 August, 2004, 20:33 GMT 21:33 UK
Search for WWll Spitfire launched
An appeal is being made for information about a Spitfire aircraft which came down in Wiltshire during World War II.

It is believed the plane crashed somewhere near the village of Codford, near Warminster, in November 1943, after the American pilot ejected.

After experiencing engine problems, 2nd Lt Robert Humphrey abandoned the aircraft, BM-540, which then crashed.

As the pilot survived the crash, the wreckage is not a war grave and could be excavated.

Initial inquiries among people who lived in the area in 1943 have failed to find anyone who remembers the incident.

Villagers hope that 60 years on someone will come forward with the information needed to locate the Spitfire.


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