Here’s an interesting story I did not see last month. Possibly up to twenty (20) British Spitfires have been located in the jungles of Burma, still buried in the crates they were shipped in, “waxed, wrapped in greased paper and tarred to protect against the elements,” as the article notes.
The Spitfires were found by one David Cundall, but now, due to British PM David Cameron, Mr. Cundall may very well lose his find to one fat cat friend of Cameron’s by the name of Steven Boultbee Brooks.
The original story noting the find is headlined Buried treasure in Burma: Squadron of lost WWII Spitfires to be exhumed, and the follow up story, noting the perfidy of Cameron and his fat cat friend Brooks, is titled Dogfight Over Buried WWII Spitfires in Burma.
Man, I’love to have one of those. My Uncle flew P51s in WWII, and shared the sky with Spitfires.Posted by Yabu on 05/03 at 06:18 AM
Yabu, it would be cool to get your hands on one of those Spitfires. I’m very interested in learning whether or not they as well preserved as hoped. It will be quite something if they are, and then can be put together to take to the air.Posted by John Venlet on 05/03 at 07:08 AM