Spitfires buried in Burma in WW2 recovered - Page 6




 
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October 4th, 2014  
LeEnfield
 
 
I remember seeing news reel footage of Spitfires being dumped in the sea of the coast of Malaya when they were replaced by jet fighters
October 12th, 2014  
jeffreyjay
 
thats really disapointing, if only we could go back, hindsight eh...
January 10th, 2019  
oz codger
 
 
There is a pic of a claimed 400 Spitfires at the old WW2 strip at Oakey in South Queensland. Said to have been melteddown and used in industry.
Also many Corsairs etc, maybe ex NZAF or ex USAAF.
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January 10th, 2019  
MontyB
 
 
There are a lot of pictures of RNZAF Mosquitos being cut up for firewood after the war, now we spend millions to remake them.
June 1st, 2019  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
There are a lot of pictures of RNZAF Mosquitos being cut up for firewood after the war, now we spend millions to remake them.
I know and its sickening. There were also rumours of a whole squadron of Lancaster boxed up and buried, where? I have no idea.

I'd like to see at least one Halifax and one Wellington built up as airworthy, as far as I am aware neither of them are. I read that there is a Lancaster in Canada rebuilding to airworthy condition, but they need C$ 10,000,000 to carry out the restoration. I hope they get the money.
 


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