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Prime Minister John Curtin exiting from Lancaster bomber 'G for George', RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, circa May 1944

Caption   Prime Minister John Curtin exiting from Lancaster bomber 'G for George', RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, circa May 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseAustralian War Memorial
Identification Code   UK1300
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Photos at Same Place Brookenby, England, United Kingdom
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 19 Sep 2012
Licensing  Public Domain

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
18 Nov 2014 07:17:14 AM

While he was at Binbrook the Australian Prime Minister, Mr John Curtin, who was on a morale-boosting visit for Australians serving in Great Britain, was shown over the squadron's veteran G-George, which by then had completed 90 trips with 460 squadron. The aircraft was flown to Australia in October 1944 and today is displayed in the Australian War Memorial Museum in Canberra. It is interesting to note that no other Lancaster which served with 460 Squadron exceeded 90 operations, a measure of the loss rate the squadron suffered while flying from Binbrook.

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WW2-Era Place Name Brookenby, England, United Kingdom
Lat/Long 53.4458, -0.2089
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