Supermarine Spitfire F. Mk.22 PK617 of No.608 Sqn, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, crashed close to Raven Gill on the 13th February 1949 near the village of Commondale

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIII
Above is a Spitfire Mk.XVIII, outwardly similar to a Mk.22
Kenneth Roland Jeffrey Pilot Officer Pilot Killed


The pilot was on a training flight from Thornaby when his aircraft dived into the ground while he was performing low level aerobatics.

Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire PK617 on Commondale Moor, North Yorkshire
A small amount of wreckage is still at the site in a small crater (although for a Supermarine type this is a large amount).