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Avro Lancaster Mk. X by Specter114 Avro Lancaster Mk. X by Specter114
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.
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panekomo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Is there a sticker with the german flag on the plane? If it is, why?
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Specter114 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
There is no flag to my knowledge, though where do you believe it is?
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panekomo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
On the front of the plane ^^
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Specter114 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Just below the nose gunner's position there is the letter 'A' in red, with the window to the left of it. Is that where you are looking?
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Arthur330 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014

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.


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Specter114 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
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. 
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panekomo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Its under the front window. I see the A, but thats not what I mean^^
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Specter114 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
I think you might be looking at objects that can be seen through the window, can't find any flag on this plane!
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