A team of British aircraft enthusiasts have arrived in Myanmar to dig up lost memories of the World War II that are believed to be lying buried in Myanmar.
These are dozens of Spitfire aircraft which had been the mainstay of the British.
This has been reported in foxnews.com of dated 5th of January 2013.
It is a 21-member team and it is headed by a farmer-cum-businessman and the would begin their excavation near the airport of Yangon – the aircraft are apparently packed in wooden crates and buried 30-feet below the ground.
It is estimated that unearthing the buried treasure would take up to six weeks.
Incidentally, Britain had built more than 20,000 Spitfires and these had been used in the war by the Americans based in Myanmar – as the war came to a close, they left the aircraft buried in Myanmar.
As per the search team, there should be around 5 dozen Spitfires - 36 in Yangon airport, another 18 in Myitkyina in north Kachin and 6 more in Meikthila in central Myanmar.
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