Today In Aviation History – March 3, 1942 – First Canadian Built Lancaster Sees Combat

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March 3, 1942.  The first Canadian built AVRO Lancaster bomber sees combat in Britain with the 44 Squadron RAF.  A total of 430 Avro Lancaster Mk. X’s were built in Canada by Victory Aircraft Limited at Malton, Ontario.

Shown above is the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Canadian built Lancaster (FM213) at the 2013 air show.