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Message 1328776 - Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 20:16:48 UTC
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Makes you wonder "What's going on here"??
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Message 1328820 - Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 21:26:54 UTC - in response to Message 1328776.

Makes you wonder "What's going on here"??

Quite, puzzled alright.
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Message 1329385 - Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 12:11:38 UTC

During his time as Supreme Allied Commander of the Southeast Asia Theatre, his command oversaw the recapture of Burma from the Japanese by General William Slim. British troops returned to the island to receive the formal surrender of Japanese forces in the region led by General Itagaki Seishiro on 12 September 1945, codenamed Operation Tiderace. South East Asia Command was disbanded in May 1946.

Burma was freed from the Japanese in May 1945. If sometime during 1945, planes were buried in Burma on Mountbattens orders, then there should be MOD written evidence in files somewhere. Has that been determined? It is also general knowledge that the Americans dumped thousands of tons of stuff overboard from carriers at the end of the war, rather than ship it all back home. Maybe stuff was buried in Burma somewhere, but more likely to be spares to avoid repatriating it. Therefore a general order to dump unwanted stuff may have happened but not necessarily fully documented.

Eye witnesses may be quite correct in their recollections of aircraft parts being buried, but for what reason and where, is probably sketchy. We need to be realistic here, and think with our heads and not with our hearts.



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Message 1329433 - Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 14:54:54 UTC

I haven't commented on this thread since it started, because I've seen this before, time and time again, and didn't want to look like a wet blanket.

What is happening here? The aviation world is full of dreamers, who head off on wild goose chases on the barest of information. This is true of people looking for old airplanes, and people trying to make new airplanes. I know because I've been working both kinds of dreamers for about 40 years. Most of these dreamers are well intentioned, and one in a hundred makes their dream come true. What we have here, I'm afraid, is one of the other 99.
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Message 1332558 - Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 21:06:31 UTC

Another Spit restored
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Message 1332577 - Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 22:45:57 UTC - in response to Message 1332558.

Great link Sirius B, I watched the video there, sounded loud and healthy.
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Message 1332579 - Posted: 29 Jan 2013, 22:48:35 UTC

for those that play any wargaming.net games, be proud you are a major sponsor of the dig. Here's to you World of Tanks
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Message 1338842 - Posted: 16 Feb 2013, 10:17:49 UTC

The search appears to have been called off. At least for the moment.

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Message 1338874 - Posted: 16 Feb 2013, 14:25:54 UTC - in response to Message 1338842.

The search appears to have been called off. At least for the moment.

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Message 1338895 - Posted: 16 Feb 2013, 15:59:34 UTC

I would have at least identified what was in that crate. Maybe this is just to throw that rich guy that wanted to horn in off the scent.
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