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Spitfires found in mint conition

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by namvet, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Just think - these guys are running the Country. :rolleyes:
     
  2. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Apparently the expedition was a "scientific success":

    http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/connect-asia/failed-burma-spitfire-search-a-scientific-success/1098368

    "MCCARTHY: So as you say David Cundall hasn't quite given up his passion for this project. Is it fair to say that there are still some diehards who'll continue this search?
    BOOTH: Yes I think so, David really wants to find any material trace of these Spitfires that may be left in Burma. And I do think there's still interest from investors who want to go along with him and hopefully, we wish him every luck."

    ...Looks like he got in touch with that 'Sheik'
     
  3. Victor Gomez

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    it seems...............no one wants to dig.....................until enough investment is in place, efforts have insurance, the courts decide who gets the properties........the new pope's blessings are again available daily. Things are quite normal in the new orthodoxy of archeology where you get to plunder and profit from the digs.

    I am experimenting here to learn anew how to post.....which for me necessitates editing for corrections, a plethora of mistakes, mis-thoughts, and other faults too numerous to mention....my avatar is so blurry....I nearly faded away completely....may have to make a change to enable me to find myself.....otherwise I could be lost from self's view.
     
  4. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Another update:

    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/burma-hunt-spitfires-goes-on-1739626

    The highlights:
    • "The expedition will go on"
    • They've discovered "undisclosed WWII artifacts" at one of the dig sites
    • There's local Burmese eyewitness that said the spitfires were buried at one of the dig sites
    • Remember that 'crate' they found, later revealed to be a plank of wood? Well, now its a crate again, and they haven't been able to investigate it yet.
    • There's a *new* number of spitfires -- 36. Wasn't this as high as 120 at one point?
    • Oh, and Mr. Cundall plans on investigates claims of buried spitfires in Birmingham "upon his return to the UK".
    I would have though their funding would have run out by now, or common sense would have prevailed.
     
  5. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I'm betting they will find nothing. I can't believe the British government would "lose" these planes, no matter the number.
     
  6. gtblackwell

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    Well for all you cynics, I just bought one for 85,000 USD. It is shipping from Nigeria next week. Apparently the Nigerinam government bought the entire lot and they are warehoused pending sale.

    GB
     
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  7. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Well, I guess it's not :deadhorse: if the horse keeps getting up.
     
  8. George Patton

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  9. Takao

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    Hope springs eternal...
     
  10. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Would it be against Forum rules to start a pool on how long it takes before they run into another roadblock preventing them from finally uncovering the planes?
     
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    Don't forget about this !
     
  12. mac_bolan00

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    small arms, ammunition, explosive ordnance, yes. but fighter planes??? it's lot easier to fly them out than bury them. i dont buy the story that they were buried for later use. burial in that manner will ruin an airplane!
     

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