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Old 14th March 2020, 13:06
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Received an photograph from a relative of a crewmember. We are nut sure if her relative is on that photo. I would like to know who can help me out with the nose art of this particular Lancaster and perhaps the serialnumber???

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Old 19th March 2020, 15:39
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Re: who can recognise this nose art on a Lancaster

No one any clues????
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Old 19th March 2020, 23:27
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Re: who can recognise this nose art on a Lancaster

can you say who the person is who might be in the photo, and what units did they service with, it might help focus thoughts.
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Old 23rd March 2020, 19:00
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Re: who can recognise this nose art on a Lancaster

I wish that we know a person on the photo. Only thing we know is that on the back of the photo is a date 1942 and Canada.
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Old 23rd March 2020, 19:23
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Re: who can recognise this nose art on a Lancaster

Then I suggest contacting a Canadian museum.
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Old 23rd March 2020, 20:02
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Re: who can recognise this nose art on a Lancaster

That many missions and back in Canada by 1942? I would agree with Ed as if this is the case, there should be other photos of what purports to be a successful Lanc
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Old 23rd March 2020, 21:14
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Re: who can recognise this nose art on a Lancaster

The first Lancaster in Canada was a factory fresh plane built in England and flown to Canada in August, 1942. Pictures of that plane show no nose art or mission (bomb symbol) markings. The picture you have posted shows some nose art and maybe 16 or so "mission" bombs. (I believe a full tour at this time was 30 missions, so your photo does not seem to show a RCAF crew that had, for example "completed" their tour.)

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4721...vancouver-sun/

That "English" Lancaster made a tour of both Canada and the US, it was in Texas in November:

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4721...vancouver-sun/

The pilot, Clyde Pangborn, was an American. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Pangborn

Canada did not build any Lancasters until August, 1943, when the first Canadian built Lancaster was flown to England by a RCAF crew.

https://www.warplane.com/ruhr-express.aspx

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/4723...imes-colonist/

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Old 23rd March 2020, 23:26
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Re: who can recognise this nose art on a Lancaster

Then Royal Air Force Ferry Command it is. This aircraft is not Canadian.
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Old 24th March 2020, 00:30
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hello adrian,

if we had a better scan of the image,
it might be possible to read the nickname!?

for example by smartphone ...

could we get that?


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Old 24th March 2020, 06:44
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Re: who can recognise this nose art on a Lancaster

All a BIG Thank you for your contribution much appreciated!!

That's all I have received sofar but will asking for a better scan. I received the photo from the far relatives of P/O J.A.B.Cooper an Australian Navigator on a 103 Sqdn Lancaster JA855 crew shotdown in the night 25/26 July 1943 over Elsendorp. Basil Cooper was an replacement of "Lefty" Legge another Australian navigator who was ill with flu. I don't know where Basil went before joining 103 Sqdn.

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