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Lancaster ED930

Aircraft Model:Avro Lancaster Mk. III
Manufacturer:A.V. Roe (Manchester)
Identities:ED930; A66-1
Name / Nose Art:QUEENIE VI
Units:No. 1 Air Performance Unit, RAAF

Timeline

6 June 1943Delivered to Royal Australian Air Force.
Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex UK.
24 June 1943Renumbered with RAAF serial number A66-1.
22 October 1943Aircraft flown under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Pilot: F/Lt PETER STUART ISAACSON, RAAF 401068
26 October 1943Suffered landing accident at Evans Head, NSW.
1 November 1943Received by No. 3 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for temporary repairs.
5 May 1944Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for use in conjunction with BD45B Project.
14 June 1944Received by No. 1 Air Performance Unit, RAAF.
2 October 1944Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
4 October 1944Received by DAP, ex No. 1 AD, for use in production of Lancaster Mk. 30.
17 October 1944Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex DAP for 2nd Loan Tour.
16 November 1944Received by DAP, Fishermans Bend, for use in connection with BD45 Project.
17 January 1945Received by No. 1 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
10 August 1945Received by No. 7 Operational Training Unit, RAAF, for synthetic training in conjunction with Lincoln aircraft introduction.
8 February 1946Received by No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for storage.
15 October 1946Approval requested for conversion to Instructional Airframe No. 1.
12 November 1946Allotted to Care and Maintenance Unit, Tocumwal, for conversion.
4 August 1947Delivered to East Sale.
3 April 1948Authorisation for conversion to Instructional Airframe cancelled. Approval granted for conversion to components.

Photos

Nose art of Lancaster A66-1 at Geraldton, WALancaster A66-1 after landing at Albany, WA

References

Anon. 1943 Flies Lancaster under Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Daily News. 22 October. Retrieved 9 April 2017 from <http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/78457417>.

Anon. 1943 The Lancaster Anticlimax. Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate. 28 October. Retrieved 9 April 2017 from <http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/133415827>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Aircraft Status cards - Lancaster A66-1, A66-2, A10297, BLOCK 393.

Robertson, B. 1979 British Military Aircraft Serials, 1911-1979. Cambridge: Patrick Stephens Ltd.

Record updated on 15 April 2018.


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