Saturday, October 27, 2012


Lost WWII Planes Discovered In Mint Condition In Myanmar Jungle

Nearly 140 Spitfires discovered in near mint condition after being buried in the jungle for nearly 70 years in their original crates; wings folded back, wrapped in wax paper and covered in grease.

Twenty-five years ago a British farmer by the name of David Cundall overheard a group of American World War II vets discussing how they had buried a squadron of unused Supermarine Spitfire fighter planes in the jungles of Burma. The plan was to leave them there until the RAF needed them, at which time they could be dug up and pressed into service. But as the war ground to a halt and newer planes replaced the Spitfire, there was never a need to retrieve the hidden aircraft. So, they've stayed there, buried under 40 feet of soil, ever since. That story struck a chord with Cundall, who was a farmer at the time, and for some reason felt compelled to go looking for the lost planes. Two-and-a-half decades, and $210,000 later, he has found them, and the discovery has exceeded his imagination . . .

Read the rest of this amazing story HERE