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36 WWII Spitfires buried in Burma to be excavated

A British team of archaeologists are planning an excavation into Burma to dig up 36 Spitfire airplanes that were buried there during WWII.

The aircraft are thought to have been shipped to RAF bases before being buried, un-assembled, in their crates.

Having signed an agreement with the Myanmar government permitting him to survey and excavate the site last month, he hopes a final round of negotiations will allow the dig to take place in January 2013.

Since 1974, Cundall has tracked down and excavated Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Lancaster Bomber across Britain.

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Story: Ben Miller, Culture24 | Photo: Simon Turnbull

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