Hoodie Avro Lancaster

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Article number: 27745
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50/50 combed ringspun cotton/polyester

 

  • Used in many successful (primarily nighttime) bombing raids, including the May 1943 Operation Chastise by No. 617 Squadron RAF ("the Dambusters"), "the Lanc" was probably the most widely known heavy bomber of the Second World War
  • Continued to serve with the RCAF after the war - in maritime patrol, photo survey, search-and-rescue, and navigator training - until 1965
  • Had a wartime crew of seven: a pilot, a flight engineer, a navigator, a bomb aimer, a radio operator and two gunners
  • Usually had a postwar crew of eight: two pilots, a flight engineer, two navigators and three radio officers
  • Flown by many Canadians during the Second World War, including Pilot Officer Andrew Charles Mynarski, who won a posthumous Victoria Cross for bravery during an attack on Cambrai, France
  • First Flight was in June 1941 (Lancaster I)
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