British Spitfire hunter to continue Myanmar quest
British aviation enthusiast David J. Cundall talks to journalists during a press conference at Park Royal hotel in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Cundall searching for scores of World War II-era Spitfire fighter planes he believes are buried in Myanmar said he will continue his quest even though his main sponsor has backed out. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 5:03 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - A British aviation enthusiast searching for scores of World War II-era Spitfire fighter planes he believes are buried in Myanmar said Tuesday he will continue his quest even though his main sponsor has backed out.
David Cundall told reporters that he is confident of enough funding to continue his search despite the withdrawal of the Belarusian video gaming company Wargaming.net. The company said last Friday it believes the planes don't really exist and descriptions of their burial by Allied forces as the war drew to a close nearly 70 years ago are a myth.
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Sunday, January 6, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 5:03 pm.