Halifax 57 Rescue Update

Support the Recovery of a RCAF Halifax Bomber for the Bomber Command Museum of Canada

   On August 8th, 1943 RCAF Halifax Bomber, HR 871, landed in the Baltic off the Swedish coast.

All 7 crew bailed out and the Halifax has rested unknown and unseen for almost 76 years until recently discovered in 50 feet of water just a few miles offshore of the south tip of Sweden.

Halifax 57 Rescue and Havsresan are pleased to announce, after months of negotiations, we have official Swedish government permission to salvage this RCAF Halifax bomber.

We are appealing to all Canadians and history fans to help raise the funding and people’s support to recover HR871 and bring her home to Canada.

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Thanks to our colleagues and allies at “Havresan – Sea Journey” of Lund University of Sweden, we can save Halifax HR871, literally from “the sands of time“.








Lancaster Merlin Engine Run-ups* : 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.**

* Engine run-ups are subject to the aircraft being serviceable and other factors .
**Engine run times are subject to change.

Hourly Schedule

New Day

11 a.m.
Lancaster Merlin engine run
Cake cutting
Get a piece of Halifax 57 Rescue cake, first 100 people
1 p.m.
Karl Kjarsgaard presents project update
Join Museum director Karl Kjarsgaard in the Main Hangar for his presentation on Halifax 57 Rescue
2 p.m.
Lancaster Merlin engine run
Bikes and Bombers 2019
Bikes and Bombers 2019 - Main Hangar
F2T FM159 with replica Torpex Munitions

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