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Some Interesting Facts about the Lancaster Bomber

Some Interesting Facts about the Lancaster Bomber | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Arguably the most famous heavy bomber of World War II, the Avro-built Lancaster bomber undertook some of the most dangerous and complex missions yet encountered by the RAF. Primarily a night bomber but frequently used during the day too, the Lancasters under Bomber Command flew some 156,000 sorties during the Second World War, dropping 609,000 tons of bombs.Among these bombs was the famous ‘bouncing bomb’ designed by British inventor Barnes Wallis, a payload that would lead the Lancaster to remain famed long after 1945. We takes a look inside an Avro Lancaster to see made it so successful.

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460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45
Dedicated to the air and ground crews of 460 squadron (1941-45) and the Lancaster Bombers they flew.
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460 Squadron - Bomber Command WW2

460 Squadron - Bomber Command WW2 | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Ian Hall, Alan Baskerville, Harry Ellis, Jack Goulding, Jack McQueen, Jack Trist, Fred Smith. "The crew and I were only on 460 Squadron for just a few months as we each completed our 30 trip 'tour of duty'. Still, we were proud to have played our part in a great Command, to have upheld the honour and reputation of a great Squadron and to have been numbered amongst that splendid company of men who willingly went each night in jeopardy of their lives" Henry Baskerville. Here are our stories ....

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460 Squadron, RAAF nose art on a Avro Lancaster aircraft.

460 Squadron, RAAF nose art on a Avro Lancaster aircraft. | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
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425083, Flying Officer (later Flight Lieutenant, DFC and Bar) Thomas Victor (Vic) Watts, navigator, 460 Squadron, RAAF, painting some art onto the nose of an Avro Lancaster aircraft code named 'P' Peter (W4881) and named 'Fooship IV'. The art work depicts a caricature of a pair of indigenous people (male and female) arm in arm. The male figure is holding a boomerang with a trailing string, to which are attached the caricatured heads of Adolph Hitler, Benito Mussolini, the Japanese emperor Hirohito and a bone. Next to the nose art is the aircraft's bomb log showing 30 completed operations. This aircraft was destroyed over Berlin on 3 December 1943 after completing 31 missions.

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Two unidentified members of 460 Squadron, RAAF, sitting in the cockpit of an Avro Lancaster aircraft named 'Fooship III' (PB407). 

Two unidentified members of 460 Squadron, RAAF, sitting in the cockpit of an Avro Lancaster aircraft named 'Fooship III' (PB407).  | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
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Two unidentified members of 460 Squadron, RAAF, sitting in the cockpit of an Avro Lancaster aircraft named 'Fooship III' (PB407). 

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Who's Who In An RAF Bomber Crew

Who's Who In An RAF Bomber Crew | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
Find out who did what in a WW2 Bomber Command crew and how each member of the crew depended on each other in extremely dangerous and stressful conditions.
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John Ewart 'Jack' Norris RAAF/RAF 460 Squadron, Binbrook, England 1944

John Ewart 'Jack' Norris - 27.5.1924 - 16.7.2016 Service #:430696. Enlisted 26.2.1943 30 Missions Completed Royal Australian Air Force & RAF Binbrook
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Lancaster Bomber - Military Documentary

WW2 British AVRO Lancaster Heavy Bomber. Born out of the failure that was the Manchester, the Lancaster has become the one bomber most associated with th
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Every RAF Bomber Command base in England mapped

Every RAF Bomber Command base in England mapped | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
During the Second World War Bomber Command flew more than 389,000 individual
sorties from 101 operational bases across the east of England.
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Food from Heaven For the Starving Dutch - 460 Squadron and Operation Manna, 1945

Food from Heaven For the Starving Dutch - 460 Squadron and Operation Manna, 1945 | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

65 years ago a very special operation began to provide food to the starving civilians in the German occupied Netherlands.  During the harsh winter of 1944-1945 the Dutch population endured a major famine. Known as the ‘hungerwinter’ it was concentrated in the densely populated urban areas bounded by Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague. By 1945 the daily ration had been reduced to 600 calories – a third of what it had been in 1941.

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LANCASTER - A beautiful plane

LANCASTER BOMBER -START UP, IN FLIGHT' AND LANDING. MUSIC PERFORMED BY TOM PETTY AND THE HEART BREAKERS. THIS IS NUMBER 14 OF THE IN FLIGHT VIDEO SERIES
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January 1941: The first flight of the Lancaster bomber | The Engineer

January 1941: The first flight of the Lancaster bomber | The Engineer | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

To celebrate our 160th anniversary here at Engineer Towers we’re looking to showcase the magazine’s archive, exploring its depths in greater detail than ever before.

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Neil Lambell DFC (Lancaster ED888)

Benjamin Lambell pays tribute to his grandfather Neil Lambell DFC. He was a bomb aimer who did 16 missions in Lancaster ED888, which did a record 140 operati...

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ANZAC Day Binbrook 2015

Celebration of ANZAC day has a personal note in my village of Binbrook. During World War Two R.A.F Binbrook was home to RAAF 460 squadron, and today the vill...

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Audio From the Past [E01] - WW2 - Avro Lancaster Crew Radio

Audio From the Past [E01] - WW2 - Avro Lancaster Crew Radio In 1943, the Royal Air Force began a night bombing campaign against Germany, the like of which ha...
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460 Squadron Veterans & Friends Group Newsletter

460 Squadron Veterans & Friends Group - The G for George Squadron: October - December 2017

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460 Squadron Veterans & Friends Group

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Nose art on an Avro Lancaster aircraft code named 'P' Peter (W4881) of 460 Squadron, RAAF. 

Nose art on an Avro Lancaster aircraft code named 'P' Peter (W4881) of 460 Squadron, RAAF.  | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
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The nose art painted on the side of the aircraft depicts male and female cartoon caricatures arm in arm.

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AWM 75, Part 6 - G for George

This series of videos marks the Australian War Memorial's 75th anniversary on 11 November 2016. Produced by Max Uechtritz, edited by Alan Green, an
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Life And Death In Bomber Command

Life And Death In Bomber Command | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
What was it like to be a member of a bomber command crew in WW2? This article shows some of the dangers crews faced, what daily life was like and how casualties were treated.
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“O” Oboe – 460 Squadron Crew

“O” Oboe – 460 Squadron Crew | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
Jack Trist (Bomb Aimer), Fred Smith (Navigator), Harry Ellis (Air Gunner), Jack McQueen (air Gunner), Alan Baskerville ( Pilot), Jack Goulding (Air Gunner).
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Incredible footage captured alongside legendary Lancaster bomber

Incredible footage captured alongside legendary Lancaster bomber | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
For the 55,000 brave aircrew who lost their lives in the Second World War, it would have been their final view of England, soaring high above the North Lincolnshire countryside.
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Air of honour: World War II veteran recalls his air force service

A VETERAN mid-upper air gunner who flew in raids across Germany during the grips of World War II, considers himself one of the lucky ones who made it home.
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On This Day 9th Jan 1941 Maiden Flight Of The Lancaster Bomber | Forces War Records

On This Day 9th Jan 1941 Maiden Flight Of The Lancaster Bomber | Forces War Records | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

RT @F_W_Records: #OnthisDay
75yrs ago the 1st prototype #Lancaster took to the air from Woodford #Manchester
https://t.co/YfzL6LU4Bn https:…...

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The legendary Lancaster Bomber being started.

July 10, 2015 - Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre - The one of a kind sound of a Lancaster Bomber being started, amazing! For more info, go to: http://ww...

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460 Squadron Pilot - 70 years on.

460 Squadron Pilot - 70 years on. | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it

Dad in 1945 returning from his tour of duty as Lancaster pilot for 460 Squadron and 70 years later in 2015 as part of the collection of photos of WW2 veterans for the national archive at the Australian War Memorial.

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Battle Stations: Lancaster Bomber - Target Germany (War History Documentary)

Battle Stations: Lancaster Bomber - Target Germany (War History Documentary) Colour archive film reveals the role of the Lancaster bomber in World War Two.

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'Stormin Norman' a Victor Harbor community treasure - The Advertiser

'Stormin Norman' a Victor Harbor community treasure - The Advertiser | 460 Squadron - Bomber Command: 1942-45 | Scoop.it
NORM Ginn faced a firing squad during Word War II so anything life has thrown at him since has been a breeze.
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