Spitfire crash pilot discovery: Permanent memorial unveiled
A permanent memorial to a Spitfire pilot, who died when his plane crashed almost 76 years ago, has been unveiled.
A fragment of bone belonging to RAF Pilot Officer Harold Penketh was found when the aircraft was excavated in Cambridgeshire last October.
The rest of his body was recovered shortly after the Spitfire crashed during a training exercise in 1940.
A plaque and information board were unveiled on Thursday at a short service near to the crash site at Holme Lode.
Pilot Officer Penketh, aged 20, broke formation and entered a dive during a routine training flight with two other Spitfires on 22 November, 1940.
He did not use his parachute and was killed when the aircraft struck the ground vertically.
Recovered and restored remains of the plane are now at RAF Wyton Pathfinder Museum.
Officer Penketh's remains were cremated at Woodvale Crematorium in Brighton and the ashes interred in Hove last November.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it was mirroring the wishes of Pilot Officer Penketh's parents, who lived in Brighton when he was killed.