Awesome onboard footage from the RAF Memorial Lancaster that flew over the Derwent Dam in Derbyshire earlier today marking the 70th Anniversary of the famous WWII Dambusters raid. Video by RAF Coningsby Photographic Section. Video source: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151679329883125
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A short clip has been released from a new 20 minute film, which is based in part on the testimonies of a 92-year-old Lancaster bomb-aimer and a man who spent his wartime childhood near an RAF base in Lincolnshire. The 20 minute film ‘Lancaster’ is based partly on the recollections of 92-year-old Lancaster bomb-aimer Les Rutherford, and Bob Carter, who [...]
John (Jack) McLean survived 32 missions fighting the Nazis as a gunner in a heavy bomber and now, almost a lifetime later, it seems, Canada is awarding veterans such as him a special distinction to mark their service. The Harper government took the wraps off a commemorative bar in Ottawa Monday to honour the 50,000 Canadian veterans who served in [...]
Historians in the Netherlands are searching for a buried Lancaster bomber that crashed in the country during the Second World War. Sent in photos of documents relating to the mission available on the grid. The team is hoping to find the remains of six crew members who died while on a mission from the former RAF Skellingthorpe base, near [...]
Hamilton’s warplane museum is making a public plea for donations to help keep its famous World War II Lancaster bomber flying. “We expect the Lancaster to be flying at the June airshow,” says Al Mickeloff, spokesman for the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. “But there is a bit of urgency — we need to come up with the money to pay [...]
On WW2 Discovery is an excellent article about the Lancaster Bomber “Just Jane”: This week, thanks to the very kind people at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the type of astonishing aircraft that was instrumental in taking the fight to Germany, the finest heavy bomber of WW2, the Avro Lancaster. In [...]
The Ministry of Defence has released some rare colour archive film of RAF crew and planes filmed during World War ll. British footage regarding a saturation bombing night mission over Berlin, in late 1944. Radar equipped R.A.F. Lancaster bombers are used, loaded with fragmentation and incendiary bombs, 2 tons “Blockbusters” included.
By: Arnie Wilson The barely credible story of German air-ace Helmut Bergmann’s murderous but triumphant 46 minutes of ice-cold attacking genius against a wave of RAF bombers two nights after Easter, 1944 sounds as though it should have been dismissed as the kind of fiction found in a schoolboy comic. But as the Paris-based documentary producer/cameraman Stuart Nimmo recounts in Perilous [...]
There aren’t many of us who aren’t memories by the sound of a Merlin engine. Now times that by four and those four are in a Lancaster bomber – we are thinking you wouldn’t see this site anymore – how low are these guys?!
Bomber flies again: WW2 Lancaster named after Daily Mirror pin-up will take to skies for hero brother
Owners Fred, 81, and Harold Panton, 79, are restoring it as a tribute to their brother who was killed in a raid over Nuremburg in 1944 A Second World War Lancaster bomber named after a Daily Mirror pin-up will fly again as a tribute to a lost brother shot down over Germany. Owners Fred, 81, and Harold Panton, 79, are [...]