Historical accounts of pilots and members of Bomber Command in World War II.

The Saga of the Red Deer Lancaster

KB885 prior to being placed on supports at the service station, April, 1948. Lancaster Mk. X KB885 was built at the Victory Aircraft Plant at Malton, Ontario and ferried to…

Continue Reading The Saga of the Red Deer Lancaster
Grand Slam
Grand Slams in the Woodhall Spa Bomb Dump.

Grand Slam

Although the 12,000 pound Tallboy had been in service for nine months, Barnes Wallis's original concept had been to build a similar, but much larger weapon that would have a…

Continue Reading Grand Slam
Lancaster KB-885 – The Saga of the Red Deer Lancaster
Bomber Service at Red Deer, c.1950's. [ photo courtesy I.L. Moore ]

Lancaster KB-885 – The Saga of the Red Deer Lancaster

Lancaster Mk. X KB885 was built at the Victory Aircraft Plant at Malton, Ontario and ferried to a maintenance unit in England. It was assigned to No. 434 [Bluenose] Squadron…

Continue Reading Lancaster KB-885 – The Saga of the Red Deer Lancaster

John Fraser & “Hoppy”

The Story of Lancaster AJ-M John Fraser was an RCAF bomb-aimer from Nanaimo, B.C. He had completed a tour of thirty operations with No. 50 Squadron prior to being selected…

Continue Reading John Fraser & “Hoppy”

Prisoners of War

If a bomber had to be abandoned after being hit by flak or attacked by a fighter, the aircrew had only a 17 % chance of survival. If they landed…

Continue Reading Prisoners of War

Making The Merlins Run

by Fred Hollowell When the Nanton Lancaster Society was formed in 1986, even the idea of having a museum building large enough to house the bomber seemed pretty far-fetched for…

Continue Reading Making The Merlins Run