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25 March 2014: A burning plane 18,000′ over Germany and no parachute  Flight -Sergeant J Morgan, the rear gunner of an Avro Lancaster of No. 630 Squadron RAF at East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, checks his guns in the Nash & Thompson FN20 tail turret before taking off on a night raid on the marshalling yards at Juvisy-sur-Orge, France.

Flight -Sergeant J Morgan, the rear gunner of an Avro Lancaster of No. 630 Squadron RAF at East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, checks his guns in the Nash & Thompson tail turret before taking off on a night raid on the marshalling yards at Juvisy-sur-Orge, France.

The wrecked rear turret of Avro Lancaster B Mark I, ED413 'DX-M' "Minnie the Moocher", of No. 57 Squadron RAF at Scampton, Lincolnshire, after returning from a night raid to Oberhausen, Germany, on the night of 14/15 June 1943, during which it was attacked by German night fighters. A cannon shell exploded in the rear turret, killing the gunner, Sergeant R F Haynes of Nuneaton Cheshire, while further strikes smashed the radio and navigational equipment, and riddled the fuselage of the…

Wrecked rear turret of Avro Lancaster B Mark Sqn RAF after returning from night raid to June died in action

Avro Lancaster B Mark I, DV397 ‘QR-W’, of No. 61 Squadron RAF taxying past the windsock at Coningsby, Lincolnshire. DV398 was lost during a raid on Berlin, Germany on 24/25 March 1944.

Avro Lancaster B Mark I, ‘QR-W’, of No. 61 Squadron RAF taxying past the windsock at Coningsby, Lincolnshire. was lost during a raid on Berlin, Germany on March

A gunner, believed to be Sergeant J Bell, looks through the opening in the perspex of the rear turret of Avro Lancaster The four guns shown are Browning machine guns

Nose gunner in the cramped conditions of the Frazier-Nash front turret of the Vickers Wellington bomber, with it's two .303 machine guns - RAF - World War 2

Nose gunner in the cramped conditions of the Frazier-Nash front turret of the Vickers Wellington bomber, with it's two machine guns - RAF - World War 2

The damaged fuselage and mid-upper turret of Avro Lancaster B Mark I, R5700 ‘ZN-G’, of No. 106 Squadron RAF , after crash-landing at Hardwick, Norfolk, following an attack by a German fighter .

The damaged fuselage and mid-upper turret of Avro Lancaster B Mark I, 'ZN-G', of No. 106 Squadron RAF based at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnsh.

The 22,000lb Bomb of the RAF lives up to its nickname “Grand Slam”.  The picture shows one leaving on a #WW2 #Lancaster bomber during an attack on the famous viaduct at Arnsberg, south east of Hamm, on March 29th, 1945, and another picture showing the bomb exploding on the target.

The Bomb of the RAF lives up to its nickname “Grand Slam”. The picture shows one leaving a Lancaster bomber during an attack on the famous viaduct at Arnsberg, south east of Hamm, on March and another picture showing the bomb exploding on the target.

A 22,000lb 'Grand Slam' falls away from an Avro Lancaster of No. 617 Squadron RAF during an attack on the viaduct at Arnsberg, Germany, 19 March 1945.

The Grand Slam bomb drops away from the No. 617 Squadron Lancaster B Mk.I Special, YZ-C, 19 March (

British "Avro Lancaster" bomber suffers a rough landing at RAF Fiskerton, March 3, 1945.

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