Over at Borepatch, there is a story about an effort to locate and restore a squadron of Spitfire fighters buried in their shipping boxes in Burma to prevent the Japanese from getting them.
"The Spitfires, which used Rolls Royce Griffon engines instead of the Merlins of
earlier models, are believed to have been put in crates and transported from the
factory in Castle Bromwich, in the West Midlands, to Burma in August
However, when the war against the Japanese in Burma came to an
abrupt end, the British South-East Asia command decided to bury them to ensure
they could not be found by the enemy.
Mr Cundall believes the Spitfires
are still wrapped in their original Castle Bromwich tar paper."
Let's hope they are in fact located and restored, as that would for sure be a great moment when they fly into the sky once more.