Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI SM278 of No.567 Squadron RAF crashed on the 16th September 1945 on Arden Great Moor near Nether Silton

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI


John Burleigh Compton Catterns Flight Lieutenant Pilot Killed

The pilot was returning the aircraft from Acklington to Manston following the celebration of Battle of Britain day at the former.

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire SM278 on Arden Great Moor, North Yorkshire
A small amount of wreckage can still be found at the site today. There once was virtually the entire aircraft at the site but the bulk of the wreckage was removed many years ago.