Searching for lost RAF #Spitfire haul buried in Burma – an annotated graphic

An entertaining story of military archaeology today, with the news that a British search team is continuing its hunt for up to 140 RAF Spitfire fighter planes, buried in channels 10 metres deep in the Burmese mud in 1945 at the end of World War II by US military engineers. Thanks, Septics!

At the time, the planes were deemed surplus to requirements and the Spitfires were buried in their original transport crates. Seems crazy now, eh?

The good news is that the team has uncovered 60 planes so far, with approximately 80 left to find.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Search for Burma Spitfires
Search for Burma Spitfires
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