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Digging begins in Burma in a bid to unearth lost Spitfires built in Southampton
11:24am Sunday 13th January 2013 in News
The search for the lost war machines built in Southampton has begun today.
Historians have started digging in Burma, in a bid to uncover the lost Spitfires, the famous World War Two planes built in the city.
The search is being bankrolled by Belarussian billionaire Victor Kislyi, who has spent around £620,000 on the project.
It is estimated that the digging will be completed in a week’s time.
Britain made around 20,000 Spitfires at the Supermarine factory in Woolston, which was infamously bombed in 1940.
Only around 35 airworthy models are believed to exist today.
Any new Spitfires that are found during the search could be worth up to £1.5m each.