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Various aircraft at RAF Mandy, England, United Kingdom, 1940sLancaster bomber of No 1 Group, RAF Bomber Command over Hamburg, Germany, night of 30-31 Jan 1943
Various aircraft at RAF Mandy, England, United Kingdom, 1940sLancaster bomber of No 1 Group, RAF Bomber Command over Hamburg, Germany, night of 30-31 Jan 1943
King George VI visiting men of No. 617 Squadron RAF at Scampton, England, United Kingdom, 27 May 1943; note Lancaster B Mk I bomber British Lancaster bombers of No 50 Squadron RAF flying in loose formation over Lincolnshire, England, UK, 23 Jul 1943
King George VI visiting men of No. 617 Squadron RAF at Scampton, England, United Kingdom, 27 May 1943; note Lancaster B Mk I bomber 'Frederick III'British Lancaster bombers of No 50 Squadron RAF flying in loose formation over Lincolnshire, England, UK, 23 Jul 1943
RAAF Flight Sergeant Roberts Dunstan posing outside of a tail gun position of a Lancaster bomber, Britain, 9 Sep 1943Lancaster B Mk I (Special) bomber of No. 617 Squadron RAF with a Grand Slam bomb running an engine test, RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 1944
RAAF Flight Sergeant Roberts Dunstan posing outside of a tail gun position of a Lancaster bomber, Britain, 9 Sep 1943Lancaster B Mk I (Special) bomber of No. 617 Squadron RAF with a Grand Slam bomb running an engine test, RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 1944
Prime Minister John Curtin speaking to RAF Binbrook station commander Group Captain Hughie Edwards, 1944Lancaster BII “Fanny Ferkin II” s/n DS842 of No. 514 Squadron landing at RAF Deenethorpe, base of the USAAF 401st Bomb Group, for a lecture tour of American bases, May 1944
Prime Minister John Curtin speaking to RAF Binbrook station commander Group Captain Hughie Edwards, 1944Lancaster BII “Fanny Ferkin II” s/n DS842 of No. 514 Squadron landing at RAF Deenethorpe, base of the USAAF 401st Bomb Group, for a lecture tour of American bases, May 1944
Prime Minister John Curtin and Captain Hugh Edwards before Lancaster bomber Prime Minister John Curtin exiting from Lancaster bomber
Prime Minister John Curtin and Captain Hugh Edwards before Lancaster bomber 'G for George' at RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, circa May 1944Prime Minister John Curtin exiting from Lancaster bomber 'G for George', RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, circa May 1944
101 Squadron Lancaster dropped 1 4,000-lb HC 101 Squadron Lancaster dropped its bomb load over Duisburg, Germany during Operation Hurricane, 14 Oct 1944
101 Squadron Lancaster dropped 1 4,000-lb HC 'cookie' bomb and 108 30-lb 'J' incendiary bombs over Duisburg, Germany during Operation Hurricane, 14 Oct 1944101 Squadron Lancaster dropped its bomb load over Duisburg, Germany during Operation Hurricane, 14 Oct 1944
Wing Commander J. B. Tait (5th from left) with his crew in front of their Lancaster B Mk I (Special) bomber, RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 13 Nov 1944Two Royal Australian Air Force Avro Lincoln heavy bombers flying over Sembawang naval base, Singapore, 2 Jun 1953
Wing Commander J. B. Tait (5th from left) with his crew in front of their Lancaster B Mk I (Special) bomber, RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 13 Nov 1944Two Royal Australian Air Force Avro Lincoln heavy bombers flying over Sembawang naval base, Singapore, 2 Jun 1953
Lancaster bomber in flight during an air show at Duxford, England, United Kingdom, 8 Jul 2007Spitfire Mk XIX fighter on display at a museum, 8 Sep 2008; note Lancaster bomber in background
Lancaster bomber in flight during an air show at Duxford, England, United Kingdom, 8 Jul 2007Spitfire Mk XIX fighter on display at a museum, 8 Sep 2008; note Lancaster bomber in background
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