Despite an unsuccessful bid, an Englishman’s hunt for Spitfire planes that were supposedly buried in crates in Myanmar is set to continue with new funding. I’m not sure what the new angle here is, since the first expedition found no documentary evidence for the planes having been buried in Yangon, and their first excavations a year ago proved to be inconclusive.
Crusade for Spitfires in Burma continues
Heritage Daily, 04 December 2013
Spitfire hunter claims fresh evidence proves him right
DVB, 02 September 2013
Claridon Group Ltd have announced that they will be funding the ongoing efforts of aircraft enthusiast David Cundall for continued research in his theory that intact Spitfires still remain buried in Burma.
David Cundall, a farmer from Lincolnshire made headlines in 2012 when it was announced to the World that intact Spitfires could be buried in Burma “‘We sent a borehole down and used a camera to look at the crates. They seemed to be in good condition.” Said Cundall. Herald
This led to a scientific funded expedition by Wargaming.net who sent a leading team of conflict archaeologists and geo-physicists to explore one of the proposed burial sites within the perimeter fence of Yangon international airport.
After a series of investigations on site using archaeological methods and research through historical archives, the archaeologists announced in January 2013:
“The team now believes, based on clear documentary evidence, as well as the evidence from the fieldwork, that no Spitfires were delivered in crates and buried.
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