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Just Jane!  A great view of a great plane, the British Avro Lancaster.  It carried the night bombing campaign over German-occupied areas in 1943-45.

A great view of a great plane, the British Avro Lancaster. It carried the night bombing campaign over German-occupied areas in

Flying Officer J B Burnside, the flight engineer on board an Avro Lancaster B Mark III of No. 619 Squadron RAF based at Coningsby, Lincolnshire, checks settings on the control panel from his seat in the cockpit. February 1944 (IWM CH 12289)

Flying Officer J B Burnside, the flight engineer on board an Avro Lancaster B Mark III of No. 619 Squadron RAF based at Coningsby, Lincolnshire, checks settings on the control panel from his seat in the cockpit.

The 'crew' dressed up in the old -fashioned uniforms and sat inside 'Just Jane', one of only thee Lancasters left in the world capable of flying

A modern day mission: Lancaster bomber crew prepares for action 70 years on in remarkable set of airfield pictures

Amazingly these photos were not taken 70 years ago but this week, at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at the former Lancaster bomber base at RAF East Kirkby.

Flying Officer R W Stewart, a wireless operator on board an Avro Lancaster B Mark I of No. 57 Squadron RAF based at Scampton, Lincolnshire, speaking to the pilot from his position in front of the Marconi TR 1154/55 transmitter/receiver set. 1942-43 (IWM CH8790)

Flying Officer R. Stewart, a wireless operator on board an Avro Lancaster B Mark I of No. 57 Squadron RAF based at Scampton, Lincolnshire, speaking to the pilot from his position in front of the Marconi TR transmitter/receiver set.

A British ground crew check the bomb load of a Lancaster, 1944.  Frank Scherschel

A British ground crew check the bomb load of a Lancaster Bomber, Frank Scherschel

Photo of unidentified Lancaster Bomber No.35 Sqdn and AirCrew, England, World War 2.

welkinlions: “Photo of unidentified Lancaster Bomber Sqdn and AirCrew, England, World War 2 More info ”

The Art of Piotr Forkasiewicz ~ "Final Route" -- a large formation of Lancasters from 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force, fly steadfastly through heavy flak as they approach Hamburg, Germany. The scene is late in the war, when the Royal Air Force took on more daylight raids deep into Germany. The scene depicts Lancaster GT-O (PB517) staying the course through the box of flak, while ahead, one of 156 Squadron’s other Lancs takes hit in her Number 1 engine.

Final Route on Behance Final Route of Pathfinder squadron Lancaster (GT-O) during bomb run on March

I am typing up a War Diary for a family who had their father in the 75th Squadron during WW11  Doing a bit of research I found this :)

April 1944

Squadron RAF group photograph March/ May 1944

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