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    There is a pic of a Lanc crew on ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400115854739&ssPageNam e=ADME:X:eRTM:GB:1123
    Any idea who they are?
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    The engine doesn't seem to have night camouflage..... Is it a Lanc?
    We stand more chance of identifying the dog, I think!!

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    Default I.D the Crew

    Well the Dogs a crossbreed. as the crew it could be any one of hundreds, and the starting bid is a bit steep too?

    Could the picture even be post war or a Coastal Command aeroplane?

    Someone will tell us.

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    Hi
    I think late 44-45 some lancasters carried day camo, can find an easy reference at the momnet so see link to corgi 617Sqn lanc.
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    http://www.corgi.co.uk/shop/21/lancaster-b1-day-bomber-grand-slam--617-sqn-u-boats-pens-raid-farge-germany-march-1945-aa3A616/?from_categories=aircraft

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    The only Lancs I've seen wearing this camouflage were the 'Grand Slam Lancs of 617 Sqn and it would appear that the bamb bay area is without doors which would support this theory.

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    Some of the crew look to have a darker uniform, RCAF? I wonder why only 5 in the shot? Presumably one taking the picture, but quite unusual I would think for there to be only 5...
    Doh! Didn't the 617 Lancs have the mid upper turret removed? So only 6 required less 1 taking photo = 5....
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    Just looked through the on-line copy of 617's ORB and they did indeed fly with six crewmembers on many of the Tallboy/GrandSlam ops.

    However, the idea of one crewmember taking the picture, thereby excluding himself from the record seems to me somewhat unlikely.

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    Number 617 Squadron did come to mind when I saw the camouflage. Just to open it up a bit though, many of their operations were in company with 9 Squadron, equally it could be a 9 Squadron aircraft. I have a small, privately printed book by one of the members but the photographs are very bad.

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    The colour scheme is a daytime one, what is that box tagged on to the stbd fuselage? It appears in a handful of photos in Harry Holmes' book but itsn't unique to a particular production block.

    The line of the bomb bay is different to the photos I have of Lancasters from in front which suggest a grandslam modified aircraft. I would expect some light to be reflected off the stbd edge of the bomb bay door and there isn't any.

    There is one of KG VI inspecting a 617 a/c which has that box on the stbd fuselage.
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    Could the box on the fuselage side be a chute for dispensing chaff? They came in different shapes and sizes and in different locations on random aircraft.
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