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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:52 PM

Search for missing Spitfires in Burma due to begin

Work is due to start in January to unearth dozens of missing British Spitfires believed to have been buried in the Burmese jungle at the end of World War II.

What began as one man's quest to discover the truth of claims that unused unassembled aircraft were packed into crates and buried by the RAF in Burma in 1945 has captured the imagination of a war games company and a team of experts, including archaeologists and scientists.

They all gathered at the Imperial War Museum in London on Wednesday to outline their plans for the dig, due to get under way in the New Year.

It is thought 36 planes could be lying undiscovered in Mingaladon - one of three sites where it is believed as many as 60 Spitfires in total may be located.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20515659

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/topics/supermarine_spitfire

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Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #1

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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:05 PM

1. That would be a fascinating time capsule discovery should it prove true.

Thanks for the thread, dipsydoodle.

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