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    Default Avro Lancaster I from MExxx series photo hunt

    Hi all,

    I have one long shot demand - I know I am very hard to please :) - but I would like to make a try.
    I am looking for a photo of a Lacaster I from the following ranges where the most of the aircraft will be seen + teh serial too:

    ME554 - ME596, ME613 - ME650, ME663 - ME704, ME717 - ME759, ME773 - ME814, ME827 - ME868

    I have searched the internet and I have found several examples like ME844 or ME836 and few more so I am mostly looking for other hints from books etc.
    I have found also link to lovely photo of the ME739 on Ebay which is unfortunately no more actual:-(

    https://picclick.co.uk/ROYAL-AIR-FOR...831154525.html

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster I from MExxx series photo hunt

    I'll see what I have for you Pavel, ME739 was a 630 Sqdn Lanc "D-Dog" and was photographed along with her crew prior to a raid in April 44 when a BBC War Correspondent and photographer visited East Kirkby. I have several from the series of photos which are with the Imperial War Museum. I also have a poor photo of her later in the war after she became "T-Tare" which came from a crew member, that is on the website.
    cheers Pete
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    Last edited by PeteS; 25th July 2021 at 13:10.

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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster I from MExxx series photo hunt

    Pete, thx. Well I am after the aircraft itself, the best in flight or on the ground and to show as much as possible of the aircraft. But I know I am demanding too much:-)
    It seems to me I have not checked the IWM collection yet, so thanks for the hint.

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel, the IWM photos are up to and around CH 12776 in their collection and include 4 of the crew standing beside the nose of the Lanc and the crew leaving the aircraft with the serial number visible.
    cheers Pete

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    Thank you Pete.

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster I from MExxx series photo hunt

    I have a copy of a colour painting of ME739 D-Dog in flight which was done by Wade Rodgers DFC RAAF (it's pilot) if that would help Pavel ?

    cheers PeteS
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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster I from MExxx series photo hunt

    Yes it may be useful if you will be willing to share Pete. You have guessed right what for I am collecting info about this series:)

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    The painting and 2 photos are on their way to you Pavel
    cheers PeteS

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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster I from MExxx series photo hunt

    Hi Pavel,

    In Aircraft For The Many by MJF Bowyer there is lovely shot of ME701, F of 463 Sqn showing complete airframe with nose art.

    IWM Ref MH6447

    Peter

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    Default Re: Avro Lancaster I from MExxx series photo hunt

    Peter thank you a lot! Indeed and I have already downloaded the preview but in folder for another article and I have totally forgot for it!

    Pavel
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