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Search commences for Burma Spitfires

PUBLISHED: 15:21 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:21 16 January 2013

Courtesy of the National Archives UK

Courtesy of the National Archives UK


The search for a collection of Spitfires thought to have been buried during WW2 has commenced in Burma.

An initial survey will be carried out – and is expected to take ten days – followed by between four and six weeks’ worth of excavations.

A geophysical survey had revealed large areas of conducting material ten metres underground at the Mingaladon site to which search leader David Cundall had been directed by locals.

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