The Mynarski Lancaster

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Today is a beautiful Victoria Day holiday so it was a nice drive down to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.  CWHM is one of the biggest aviation museums in Canada and is home to one of the only 2 Lancaster bombers still flying.  The Mynarski Memorial Lancaster is dedicated to the memory of Pilot Officer Andrew Charles Mynarski, VC, of 419 Squadron.  Mynarski won his Victoria Cross for valiantly attempting to free is his trapped rear gunner when their aircraft was shot down on June 13, 1944.  The gunner survived to tell the story but Mynarski died from severe burns.

An Avro Mark X Lancaster powered by 4 Rolls Royce Merlin 224 engines.  102 foot wingspan standing 20ft 4” high.  Majestic on the ground and incredible in the air.

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