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Quest for Spitfires Resumes with New Sponsor

6 March 2014

A UK-based heavy-equipment manufacturer has become the latest company to throw its support behind a bid to uncover WWII-era Spitfire fighter planes believed hidden in Burma, reports the Birmingham Mail. JCB, the world’s third-largest maker of construction equipment, is backing the quest to find the planes after a previous effort was called off last year when its sponsors pulled out amid doubts about the prospects for success. The hunt, led by British aviation enthusiast David Cundall, has resumed with a special hydraulic hammer being used to smash through a layer of concrete near a perimeter fence at Yangon International Airport, the newspaper said.