Digging Up History

Spitfire

With fewer and fewer vintage WWII aircraft remaining in flying condition, it comes as a bit of a surprise that there could be as many as 60 Supermarine Spitfires added to the fray by the Spring of 2013. According to the BBC, an expedition, funded by Wargaming.net, is setting off to Burma in the New Year to locate the whereabouts of as many as five dozen Spitfires that may be buried in the mud during the latter stages of the Second World War. According to David Cundall, lead expeditionary on the project, the Mark XIV Spitfires were buried by Lord Mountbatten while still in their original shipping crates at the end of the war as hostilities were winding down. More information on the story can be found here:

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

 
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