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Myanmar Spitfire Hunter Still Optimistic Despite Negative Reports

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Myanmar Spitfire hunter still optimistic (via AFP)

An archaeologist involved in a search for dozens of rare Spitfire planes said to have been buried in Myanmar played down doubts Friday about the existence of the rumoured trove. The BBC reported that the British-led team believes that no planes are buried at the locations where they have been hunting…


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Today in Aviation History: November 18th

Boeing's first monoplane makes its first flight, the X-15 sets a Mach 6 speed record, the Battle of Berlin begins, and more...The remains of seven US Marines who went missing when their aircraft crashed in Vanuatu in 1944 have been returned to their families.Harry Atwood lands his "Moth" biplane on the White House lawn, Howard Hughes sets a new round-the-world speed record, and more...The World War II B-25 bomber known as Grumpy will soon make a historic flight commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid.Boeing flies the 737 for the first time, the first British-built Concorde flies, the Tupolev Tu-114 sets a world speed record for props, a Japanese plane flies to London, and more...
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