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Old 01-06-2013, 07:15 PM
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There off to find the buried Spitfires

Excavators head to Burma hoping to uncover buried stash of WWII fighter planes | Fox News

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THIS sounds like the best Treasure hunt of all time!
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I've been kinda watching that as it's been developing over the past year or so. My guess is that they might just find corroded junk and what's left from rotted crates - but hope I'm wrong. I built several models of Spitfire's (maybe Cleveland kits) years back so it is one of my favorites along with the P51 and F4U.
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This is going to be cool if they find anything at all, I can't wait to see up dates.

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That's so cool! I'll be following that. My dad was in the Royal Navy Air Arm during world war II and rumour had it that he flew those over London for a time, before he was transfered to the Caribbean to train pilots. He didn't talk about that time at all.
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Y'all remember the P-38 Glacier Girl? There was a cable program (Nat Geo?) showing it being recovered from beneath >250' of solid ice.

Hope these guys have good luck, too.
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I watched a program on NOVA about a B-29 they dug out of the ice and repaired.

B-29: Frozen in Time

It was quite interesing, this reminded me of that.
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.....and something in the news today. Can you say 'spare parts are needed'

Antique Spitfire plane collapses on UK runway - Yahoo! News
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Y'all remember the P-38 Glacier Girl? There was a cable program (Nat Geo?) showing it being recovered from beneath >250' of solid ice.

Hope these guys have good luck, too.
A number of years ago I visited the hangar Glacier Girl was being built in. It was quite a sight and the guy overseeing the build was great to talk to.

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I watched a program on NOVA about a B-29 they dug out of the ice and repaired.

B-29: Frozen in Time

It was quite interesing, this reminded me of that.
Yeah that one ended rather badly. Once the plane had been made ready for the flight back to civilization it was taxiing when a crewmember knocked over a gasoline fired heater in the rear of the aircraft and the plane was destroyed by fire.

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Hope these guys have good luck, too.

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Yeah that one ended rather badly. Once the plane had been made ready for the flight back to civilization it was taxiing when a crewmember knocked over a gasoline fired heater in the rear of the aircraft and the plane was destroyed by fire.

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That was so damn sad, it just couldn't be any worse than that! All that work, a treasure found, what a bummer of bummers.

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I know the video blamed the fire on an APU, but the very first reports of the disaster blamed it on the knocked over heater.

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Search for missing WWII Spitfire planes may have hit paydirt in Burma | Fox News

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