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The remains have been rediscovered in Spurstow of one of the most remarkable aircraft of the Second World War.

THE remains have been rediscovered of one of the most remarkable aircraft of the Second World War.

THE remains have been rediscovered of one of the most remarkable aircraft of the Second World War.

Aircraft enthusiasts have located parts of a single seater Mustang fighter bomber which crashed in a Spurstow field in 1945, according to the Link parish magazine which is published by St Boniface Church in Bunbury for the parishes of Bunbury and Tilstone Fearnall.

The aircraft, with its speed and range, is widely acknowledged to have been one of the most effective in the conflict.

Groups of enthusiasts have been visiting the area for several years to identify the crash site from photographs taken at the time, according to the magazine.

But it was not until a large, concrete turkey shed at Fields Farm, Spurstow was being dismantled that the remains came to light.

After 65 years, there is nothing left of the wings or airframe.

However, part of the engine, propeller and six machine guns have been recovered and it is hoped they may at some point be put on display. The body of the American pilot, who was killed in the crash, was removed at the time.

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