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Old 8th December 2011, 21:46
Adriano Baumgartner Adriano Baumgartner is offline
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Avro Lancaster identification - 71 missions

Good night to all!
I am tyring to identify this Avro Lancaster which had (at time, on the photo) 71 missions registered.
Observing the first missions, it seems there is a strange "Saint" personage on the right side of the bomb. Could it be DV245, "The Saint"? It seems NO, because SR*S has his bomb missions painted close to the nose of the aircraft.
On this photograph, we do see a DFM painted and maybe a DSO ( below). Some bombs do have a V symbol it seems. Perhaps attacks against V-1 sites?
Any help to identify the Squadron of this Lancaster and/or crew would be most welcomed.
Yours
Adriano

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Old 9th December 2011, 00:31
Col Bruggy Col Bruggy is offline
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Re: Avro Lancaster identification - 71 missions

Your photograph depicts No.460 Sqn. RAAF Lancaster I W4783 AR-G 'G for George', now displayed in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

See:

http://www.awm.gov.au/units/unit_614.asp

and...

http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/069824

Col.

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Old 9th December 2011, 10:12
Adriano Baumgartner Adriano Baumgartner is offline
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Re: Avro Lancaster identification - 71 missions

Col. Bruggy,
Many thanks for your help and clear identification of the photograph. Well done! A very nice photograph indeed. I wish I could go to Australia to see the real bird...
Thank you again!
Adriano
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