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I never knew!

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Tue, July 03, 2018 18:07:49

Seems the war in Europe went on longer than I realised, according to a CBC news report on the Newly acquired Lancaster at Trenton and the restored Halifax already there!

"And oddly enough — and to Colton's amazement — KB 882 and the Halifax bomber have crossed paths before.

On the night of May 30, 1945, the Halifax bomber took off from the Tarrant Rushton airfield in southwest England for a mission over Germany.

The same night, the Lancaster bomber departed from its home base in England on one of its 12 missions of the war, Colton said."



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Posted by G Thu, July 05, 2018 22:47:53

Ta mate.

Posted by Peter Wed, July 04, 2018 22:21:48

No Gaz, the Halifax crashed in to a lake in Canada in April 1945 so someone has mixed up some dates

Posted by G Wed, July 04, 2018 20:57:54

Was the mission involving 're-stock' or returning POWs ?

Posted by Marcus Wed, July 04, 2018 05:35:40

That's the Canadian version of the BBC. Always willing to teach you something new smiley
I think they're just hungover from Sunday's birthday party. Canada turned 151.