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G for George

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Thu, October 11, 2018 12:20:07

G for George is Lancaster W4783 and with 90 missions over occupied Europe is the second most prolific surviving Lanc, behind S for Sugar in Hendon. At the time of completing 90 missions this Lanc had one of the highest tallies of the day and was retired from front line service. After a major overhaul George flew to Australia and helped raise war bonds in a publicity trip. After a time at RAAF Base Fairbairn the Lanc was transferred to the Australian War Memorial in the 1950s and has been there since. A five year restoration was completed 15 years ago and George now features in an impressive sound and light show in the main aviation hall designed to give a glimpse of the atmosphere of a bombing raid.

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