No Spitfires buried in Burma

Published on January 18th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks


Back in November I posted about the search for 36 WWII Spitfires believed to be buried beneath a busy airport in Burma. Well, it turns out that they may not be buried there after all. [Thx to Chulian for the link]

Mr Cundall has spent over a decade and more than £130,000 of his own money working to track down the aircraft, after being told by a group of U.S. veterans they were buried there at the end of the Second World War.

Mr Cundall was due to give a valedictory press conference on Sunday to announce the planes had been unearthed. But the event has been cancelled after the dig hit a glitch. The team stumbled across infrastructure which controls the airports communications, forcing them to down tools.

The team of archaeologists are now awaiting more sophisticated underground search equipment in the hope it will help them distinguish between disused World War Two aircraft and 21st Century technical equipment.

[Full story]

Story: Simon Tomlinson, Sam Adams, Alex Ward, Ian Drury, Daily Mail | Photo: Andrew Chat,

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