"It was quite an event as it crashed close to the village," Maggi said.
Belonging to the RAF's 272 Squadron, which at that time was operating from Alghero, Sardinia, the Beaufighter was widely used to detect and destroy surface targets.
"The Japanese nicknamed this plane ‘Whispering Death' due to the speed at which it could suddenly appear, strike and disappear," Agostino Alberti of the Air Crash Po group told Discovery News.
Why the plane crashed remains unknown.
"It could have either been a human error or a plane breakdown," Maggi said.
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Flight Sergeant John Horsford, 21, from Oundle, Northamptonshire and Warrant Officer John Watson, 26, of Jordanhill, Glasgow, died in the crash and were buried at the local cemetery.
At the end of the war, their remains were moved to the monumental Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa.
"According to the London Gazette, Horsford was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal after his death. We would like to contact the relatives of these airmen to reconstruct their history," Alberti said.