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Project leader David Cundall speaks at a press conference on a... News Photo 159155105Airplane,Army Soldier,British Culture,Buried,Exploration,Former,Geologist,Horizontal,Human Sciences,Managing Director,Myanmar,People,Planning,Press Conference,Professor,Retirement,Science and Technology,Searching,Spitfire,Talking,YangonPhotographer SOE THAN WINCollection: AFP 2013 AFPProject leader David Cundall (2nd R) speaks at a press conference on a planned expedition to search for buried British Spitfire planes in Myanmar, at a press conference in Yangon on January 9, 2013 as Stanley Coombe (R), a 91-year-old former British soldier who is one of eight people who said they have seen the buried British Spitfires, Soe Thein (L), a retired geologist and professor, and Htoo Htoo Zaw (L), managing director of the Shwe Taung Paw Company, look on. A British-led excavation team hunting for dozens of rare Spitfires in Myanmar said during the press conference on January 9 they were confident of recovering the World War II-era planes after finding a crate buried in the ground. Britain is thought to have buried brand new planes in 1945 as they were surplus by the time they arrived by sea. AFP PHOTO / Soe Than WIN (Photo credit should read Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)