Squadron of 'lost' Spitfires could fly again
A lost squadron of Spitfires buried in Burma after the Second World War could be flying again within three years, experts said today.
Archaeologists will begin digging for the historic hoard of at least 36 British fighter planes in January.
A proportion of the aircraft will then be carefully packaged and brought back to the UK next spring, where they will be restored.
David Cundall, a farmer and aviation enthusiast from Scunthorpe, Lincs, has spent 16 years researching the project after being told about the burial by a group of US veterans....
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