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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:03 AM

'There are no buried Spitfires', archaeologists claim

After digging for almost two weeks and speaking to the British architect of the extraordinary hunt, David Cundall, the experts have concluded that there is no evidence that as many as 124 Spitfires were buried at the end of World War II, it has been reported.

A defiant Mr Cundall insists that the dig is still alive and says that the archaeologists are looking in the wrong place. He also stands by the eye witnesses who testified that the planes had been buried, according to the BBC.

A source told Radio 4ís Today programme that the archaeologists at the dig site at Rangoon International Airport do no believe there are any Spitfires buried there or at the other two sites.

The company providing financial backing for the dig, wargaming.net, today cancelled a press conference but confirmed that there are no planes, it is reported.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9810503/There-are-no-buried-Spitfires-archaeologists-claim.html

Shame if true.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:06 AM

1. read that this morning. i was hoping they would find them. nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:40 AM

2. Maybe they're buried right next to Manti Te'o Girlfriend. nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:04 AM

3. After the rangoon gov and british gov claimed 99.90% ownership and control

and then originally said he gets nothing for his find and then backpeddled and said he would get .1%...

I highly doubt he will take them to the correct dig site...I sure as hell wouldnt.

Good for you Mr Cundeall.

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Response to Drew Richards (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:17 AM

5. I know, it was a raw deal. nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:16 AM

4. How disappointing and heart breaking for the explorers.

I had been following this story for a while and I was looking forward to them finding them as well.

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