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460 Squadron RAAF - Operations - Planes - Lancaster Nose Art

460 Squadron RAAF - Operations - Planes - Lancaster Nose Art

Flight Lieutenant A Torrance of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, Scotland, a pilot serving with 'A' Flight, No. 27 Squadron RAF, climbs into his De Havilland Mosquito FB VI at Parashuram, India, for a sortie over Burma. Note the "Popeye" nose art on the crew hatch.

CF Flight Lieutenant A Torrance of Stonehouse Lanarkshire Scotland a pilot serving with 'A' Flight No. 27 Squadron RAF climbs into his De Havilland Mosquito FB VI at Parashuram India for a sortie over Burma

460 Squadron RAAF - Operations - Planes - Lancaster Nose Art

460 Squadron RAAF - Operations - Planes - Lancaster Nose Art

14 Lancaster Nose Art Tommy Thompson

14 Lancaster Nose Art Tommy Thompson

Lancaster bombers were produced in great numbers in England , Scotland and Wales At the time it was the worlds largest and fastest bomber. The picture shows one in flight with four mighty Merlin engines taking it into the wild blue yonder and the other with its 8 ton load ready for an operation against the Axis forces. Source: Forces War Records Historic library.

Avro Lancasters in early service, It was not nearly as heavily armed as the US B but could carry near double the bomb load. They complemented each other well in terms of bombing Germany 'round the clock'.

RAF 101 Squadron Admiral Prune

The Admiral Prune, Lancaster Commander Guy Penrose Gibson RAF Syerstone

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