Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 August 2015

Spitfire hunter to continue quest

Published 19/02/2013

David Cundall is searching for scores of Spitfires he believes are buried in Burma (AP)
David Cundall is searching for scores of Spitfires he believes are buried in Burma (AP)

A British aviation enthusiast searching for scores of Second World War Spitfires he believes are buried in Burma has said he will continue his quest even though his main sponsor has backed out.

David Cundall, from Lincolnshire, said that he is confident of enough funding to continue his search despite the withdrawal of the Belarusian video gaming company Wargaming.net.

The company said last week it believes the planes do not really exist and descriptions of their burial by allied forces as the war drew to a close are a myth.

Mr Cundall contends that as many as 140 Spitfires may have been buried in near-pristine condition in Burma.

No traces of any have been found in digging that began in December.

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