Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spitfires Buried in Burma to Be Returned to U.K. Back in 2012

From the April 14, 2012, Telegraph (UK).

It is believed that twenty Spitfires were buried 40-feet below the ground for near the end of the war in Burma.

David Cundell, 62, has spent 15 years searching for them and has made 12 trips and spent over 130,000 pounds looking for them.  He reports he found them in February.

This is a huge find as there are only 35 Spitfires of the 21,000 produced left in the world still capable of flying.

They were buried in July 1945 in their transport crates.  They were shipped to Burma unassembled.

The British government refuses to claim them.

--GreGen

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