Two of my favorite bloggers, Peter of The Bayou Renaissance Man and Bob at The Drawn Cutlass, have links to this wonderful story of twenty zero-time British Spitfires being dug up and brought home from Burma sixty-seven years after they were buried in their shipping crates to keep the Japanese from capturing them.
Spitfires buried in Burma during war to be returned to UK
That's kind of a special aircraft to me because that's the one that one of my major life inspirations, Douglas Bader, flew in World War Two. I used to tell myself that if he could master one of those who two prosthetic legs, I could damned sure master the Cessna 172 with just one. But now I want a Spitfire, too.
Someone please tell the recovery people that I will fly over there on my own dime with a shovel tomorrow and dig like a fool if I can have one.