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Avro Lancaster X, Royal Canadian Air Force

Caption: Avro Lancaster X, Royal Canadian Air Force

Starting in 1943, a dozen RCAF squadrons were at the controls of Avro Lancasters as they took part in the bombing of Germany. More than 7,300 Lancasters were built during the war, 430 of them in Canada. This machine was restored by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and carries the insignia of the Lancaster X in which A.C. Mynarski gave his life to save his comrades. Mynarski was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his heroism. (DND, 89-787)