This Avro Lancaster is known as the "Mynarski Memorial Lancaster", or simply 'Mynarski's Lanc'. Here is the information on the aircraft from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum: "The Museum's Lancaster Mk. X was built at Victory Aircraft, Malton in July 1945 and was later converted to a RCAF 10MR configuration. In 1952, it suffered a serious accident and received a replacement wing centre section from a Lancaster that had flown in combat over Germany. It served as a maritime patrol aircraft, with No. 405 Squadron, Greenwood, NS and No. 107 Rescue Unit, Torbay, Newfoundland for many years and was retired from the RCAF in late 1963. With help from the Sulley Foundation in 1977, it was acquired from the Royal Canadian Legion in Goderich, Ontario, where it had been on outside display. Eleven years passed before it was completely restored and flew again on September 24, 1988. The Lancaster is dedicated to the memory of P/O Andrew Mynarski and is referred to as the “Mynarski Memorial Lancaster”. It is painted in the colours of his aircraft KB726 – VR-A, which flew with RCAF No. 419 (Moose) Squadron. Andrew Mynarski won the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest award for gallantry, on June 13, 1944, when his Lancaster was shot down in flames, by a German night fighter. As the bomber fell, he attempted to free the tail gunner trapped in the rear turret of the blazing and out of control aircraft. The tail gunner miraculously survived the crash and lived to tell the story, but sadly Andrew Mynarski died from his severe burns."
The Museum is located at the Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario. Interesting to note is that my father has flown in the aircraft many times, as he was a volunteer mechanic that rode around in it from place to place.
Is there a sticker with the german flag on the plane? If it is, why?
There is no flag to my knowledge, though where do you believe it is?
Although Avro is gone, the products are still legends.
Avro Canada's CF-105 Arrow was cancelled long ago but it still remains as one of the Canadian prides.
Yes, though it is one of the greatest mistakes that have ever been made by the Canadian government, and we still dislike those who made the decision.