|Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):|
The British troops buried the airplanes when they left Burma in 1945, Cundall said, because they didn't want to take them home, but also didn't want anyone else to use them. The crates were tarred and placed on massive teak timbers to assist drainage, and a wooden roof was placed over the crates to protect them
|Quoting A320ajm (Reply 13):|
Congratulations to all involved
|Quoting francoflier (Reply 14):|
Congratulations aren't warranted yet, unfortunately.
|Quoting A320ajm (Reply 15):|
I do joke here
|Quoting celestar (Reply 20):|
BTW, why would the British be burrying something where everyone knows by the time they need them for war, it would be outdated. I meant, I know in some Asian country, especially China, the villeager people used to bury their hard earn money under the ground beneath their bed and only later to find them rotten.
I feel bad and sad.
|Quoting LMP737 (Reply 22):|
There is one plce in world that we know for a fact that there are dozens of well preservd WWII aircraft. The bottom of Lake Michigan. The only problem is finding them and getting the USN to part with them since they still technically belong to the Navy
The company said last Friday it believes the planes do not really exist and descriptions of their burial by Allied forces as the war drew to a close nearly 70 years ago are a myth.
|Quoting scbriml (Reply 25):|