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Old 07-07-2019, 09:36:38 AM
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This is from the Globe and Mail and has some more information on the Lancaster heavy bomber .

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/worl...transatlantic/
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seen the only flying Lancaster about 10 years ago, love those 4 merlins…….
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[QUOTE=Mike Unwin;1587204]This is from the Globe and Mail and has some more information on the Lancaster heavy bomber .

I still have dad's RAF log book. He was on that mission to Stuttgart the night of July 28/29 and saw a good number of aircraft go down. He said that 44 squadron's mess hall had a lot of empty seats the next morning.
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Some of my Dads pictures from his service in RCAF overseas

First picture Churchill at 10 Downing Street
Second Dad and unknown friend
Third Lancaster
Fourth Dad on the right

Mom was right they were just boys sent over ,Dad I believe work in communications .
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombin...n_World_War_II
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The Few have become Fewer .

https://nationalpost.com/news/squadr...#comments-area

Really Canada should acknowledge this . Cheers Mike
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I feel sorry for the people today that didn’t get a chance to know those old guys. They really missed an opportunity to know some very special people.
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The forgotten heros of the air war

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQNg_VsJzBQ
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ya they had balls
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They certainly were the greatest generation.
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Watched a great movie on Netflix a week ago... "Mission of Honor", about pilots from the Polish Air Force who escaped the Blitzkreig, and made it to England to fly with the RAF... very well done.
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