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 Post subject: Burmese Spitfires
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 20:39 pm 
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So they weren't there then ... anyone really surprised?

Hunt for WWII Spitfires in Burma called off
The sponsor of a British-led team hunting for dozens of rare World War II Spitfires said to have been buried in Burma has abandoned the search, saying stories of the stashed planes are merely "legend"
Daily Telegraph today.

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Spitfire in a crate, Jeep in a crate,

...sounds all very samey...

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I heard a rumour there were 1,000 mk1 Brens buried on the moon.

I'll be looking for a sponsor to give me many millions to look for them.

Anyone?

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JimmyFilth wrote:
I heard a rumour there were 1,000 mk1 Brens buried on the moon.

I'll be looking for a sponsor to give me many millions to look for them.

Anyone?



realistically
i remember reading about a chest of pirate's gold on an island in the carribean

just need enough money to hire a boat with a one legged cook

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What is beyond me is that they dug a hole down and did find evidence of some collapsed box of some sort - or some other remaining material. But on the strength of one(?) test pit decided that there was nothing of relevance? But something was there in the area indicated by the initial geophys results - hence the evidence of a squashed 'box' of some sort. We will never know now if it was Hitlers lost gold or decomposed bully beef :-) I'm just not going to sleep for thinking about it. Yawwwwwn.


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I wonder exactly how much this venture has cost?


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A story best buried deep, in a country far, far away.


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They got it wrong,its not Burma,its Brum......

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JimmyFilth wrote:
I heard a rumour there were 1,000 mk1 Brens buried on the moon.

I'll be looking for a sponsor to give me many millions to look for them.

Anyone?

I will give you a bag of haribo, and a bent coathanger. By the way, say hi to hitler when you get to the moon, I hear he has a moon base there....


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Closer to home, every USAAF base in the U.K reputedly had at least one 'pit', where all sorts of goodies were supposedly buried.

On most airfields, all the bycycles were buried , to stop them being 'liberated' . Heavy tools, lathes etc, junk/scrapped parts went into some pits.

At least one British aircraft carrier, en route to Japan, dumped Corsairs and Avengers over the side, off Australia, when Japan surrendered.

From Pakistan to Libya, there were alegedly dumps, where Stirlings were buried by the RAF.

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Spitfire found in Burma!


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JimmyFilth wrote:
I heard a rumour there were 1,000 mk1 Brens buried on the moon

There are a good number still around if you know where to look.
One well known figure around the hobby bought 10 or so last year. All with dovetails.

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The father of a friend of mine was in the US Army in the war. He did stores and stuff. Apparently they dumped a load of boots down a Cornish tin mine as they were no good. So if anyone feels like an expedition to Dartmoor...


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Someone I know was building a conservatory on the side of his house in Grove...

The digger was clearing out the foundations, but snagged on something. When the item was dug around, it was a complete jeep chassis!

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