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The Mynarski Memorial Lancaster

VR-A's Debut...photo by Lance Russwurm

VR-A on the day of her debut after restoration, September, 1988

    The Canadian Warplane Heritage's beautifully restored Lancaster MkX exists today as a flying tribute to all those aircrew members, living or dead, who served on these aircraft. It is especially dedicated to the memory of Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski who symbolizes the bravery of all those who gave so much. One of only two airworthy Lancs in the world, it now bears the markings of the original Mynarski Lancaster: VR-A # KB726 of the Royal Canadian Air Force 419 "Moose" Squadron.

See: THE ANDREW MYNARSKI STORY

The actual C.W.H. aircraft began life as Lancaster FM 213 in the service of the R.C.A.F. 107 Rescue Unit. In 1964 it was declared surplus and began a new life as a static display at the Goderich branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.  After much deterioration in the ensuing years, it was acquired by  the Canadian Warplane Heritage in 1977. The monumental task of transporting and restoring it began. Critics said it was impossible, but eleven years later they were proven wrong. After the dedicated labour and financial contributions of thousands of individuals and dozens of corporations and a time lapse of 25 years, the Lancaster proudly flies into the next millennium.

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