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British team to search for buried Spitfires in Myanmar

8 Jan 2013

At the end of the war, 36 Spitfire fighters were buried in crates at various locations in British Burma as they were no longer needed - At least that is what British aviation enthusiast David Cundall believes. Cundall and 20 others arrived in Myanmar on 6 Jan 2013 to begin a four- to six-week dig in Yangon, Myitkyina, and Meikthila that Cundall hopes will yield these surplus aircraft "in first-class condition".

For more information:
NBC News: Searchers arrive in Myanmar to hunt for buried WWII British Spitfire planes
WW2DB: Spitfire Fighter

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1. Nick Horn says:
14 Mar 2013 12:55:54 PM

Any update on the quest? I heard the search had been called off.
2. Anonymous says:
26 Mar 2013 11:02:04 AM

Nick, I think that I read the documentaion was suspect. Think your right, search may have been called off.
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
30 Mar 2013 01:44:19 AM

Archaeologists have called off a hunt for World War II Spitfires in Burma. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21483187
4. paul says:
11 Nov 2013 07:41:24 AM

We were in Malta 13 ish years ago visiting a air museum (right in the center of the island) next door there was some bulldozers working,all of a sudden it was mayhem.eveybody was rushing about. Transpires a dozer had uncoverd a zig zag trench full of Hurrican parts, stored there in the War.Also in the UK when the yanks left their airbases for good they dug out huge "wedges" and drove loaded wagons in,and then covered them back up.

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