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Yangon spitfires “just a myth”

One of the archaeologists who worked on the search for buried spitfires in Myanmar has concluded that the story is a myth.

Spitfires crated up and buried in Burma “just a myth”
Birmingham Mail, 15 July 2013

The “myth” Spitfires were crated-up, then buried in Burma has been shot down in flames – by one of the archaeologists who searched for them.

But the expert has refused to criticise aviation enthusiast David Cundall who spent 17 years of his life trying to uncover the hidden cache of wartime fighter planes.

Andy Brockman, a specialist in aviation archaeology who spent three back-breaking weeks removing thick clay soil in Burma’s searing jungle heat, said: “At the end of the day, everyone has the right to pursue a dream. The only thing that has been hurt by this is a few bank accounts.

“David, as is his right, is convinced his interpretation is correct. Yes, it’s chasing a rainbow, but everyone has the right to chase a rainbow.”

Full story here.

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