It was fitting, on the weekend after Battle of Britain Day, to excavate one of the may casualties. Lt. Kurt Sidow and Gefr. Josef Repik were part of the last big Bf110 raid on the UK, attacking the Westland Aircraft factory at Yeovil on October 7th 1940. Intercepted on the return leg by Spitfires of 609 Sqn, 3U+BT was shot down over Dorset and buried itself and it's two crew in the clay of Stoborough Heath.
This was the third excavation, with MoD approval and the kind permission of the landowners, Natural England. Very little was left after two previous digs, the first in the late 1950s. Amongst the few items recovered were fired cases, the lead round from a saddle drum magazine, a piece of airframe with a single .303 bullet hole and an exploded round fused into a blob of once molten aluminium. Effectively the whole story of the engagement in a couple of fragments.
The Messerschmitt was brought down by Flying Officer Dundas, probably flying Spitfire R6195. This aircraft is now hanging from the ceiling of the Imperial War Museum in London.