Articles by author: Veterans Foundation

For Local Veterans, Their Military Experiences Shaped Who They Are Today

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 06, 2013 at 01:32 PM in Santa Barbara Veterans

Military service is the repository of some of our greatest hopes for honor, for glory, to do some lasting service.

The veteran is one who has given himself to that service, surrendered herself to that hope, and it is for that sacrifice we have Veterans Day every Nov. 11.


Burma Spitfire Hunters Discover Crate

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 05, 2013 at 02:30 PM in WW II

British experts looking for a cache of World War II Spitfire planes believed to be buried in Burma say they have discovered a crate.

The team has lowered a camera into the crate in the Kachin state capital Myitkyina, but says muddy water has stopped them identifying the contents.

Project leader David Cundall described the development as "very encouraging".


Work Set to Start on Burma Spitfire Recovery

Work Set to Start on Burma Spitfire Recovery
By Veterans Foundation on Feb 05, 2013 at 02:15 PM in WW II

In two weeks, aviation archaeologists will start working to unearth what they expect will be as many as 36 new-in-the-box Supermarine Spitfires. British warbird researcher David Cundall believes the fighters were buried in crates near the end of World War II in Burma, now Myanmar. He worked for years to locate the cache, and earlier this year secured the rights to dig up the aircraft.


Eric Lomax Dies at 93; ex-POW's Act of Forgiveness Set Stage for Memoir 'The Railway Man'

By Veterans Foundation on Feb 05, 2013 at 01:58 PM in WW II

Lomax was a British army officer when he was captured by Japanese forces during WWII. He went more than 45 years without speaking to a single Japanese person, he later said. After years of suppressed rage, he tracked down the interrogator who tortured him.