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Postby rospaul » 18 Oct 2012, 21:09

I spotted this in a national news paper the other day.

Spitfires buried in Burma at the end of the Second World War could soon be winging their way home.

About 60 of the iconic fighter planes which were hidden and then buried at airfields after battling against invading troops in Burma during WWII will be dug up in the next few weeks.

“Spitfires were ten a penny in 1945,” said aviation expert David Cundall, whose firm will excavate the planes.

In total more than 20,000 were built and by the end of the war they were close to obsolescence.”

The Spitfires could be worth £2million each if they are still airworthy ??

They are thought to be greased and packed in tar-sealed crates, which should have kept them in good condition

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