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2nd Lancaster flying in Europe 1980s???

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Rubberneck
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2nd Lancaster flying in Europe 1980s???

Post by Rubberneck » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:16 pm

Hi

one of the guys I work with keeps going on about a second Lancaster flying around in Europe in the 1980s - possibly heading from Europe to USA.

Can anybody shed any light on this? Is it true? If so what was its serial.

Or was it possibly another airworthy B17 which I think it was?
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Re: 2nd Lancaster flying in Europe 1980s???

Post by shuck » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:25 pm

Maybe KB976/G-BCOH, but not sure how much flying it did after flying into the UK on 11th June 1975.
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Re: 2nd Lancaster flying in Europe 1980s???

Post by EGVP » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:27 pm

G-BCOH flew to the UK - possibly circa 1976?

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Re: 2nd Lancaster flying in Europe 1980s???

Post by Rubberneck » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:04 pm

sorted

It was a B-17 not a Lancaster

44-83868/N5237V 25th October 1983 I think in to Brize before being transported to RAF Hendon

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Re: 2nd Lancaster flying in Europe 1980s???

Post by harrier123 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:27 pm

BCOH Lancaster was owned by Strathallan, 1974-1991 then to Aces High and transferred to USA later.

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Re: 2nd Lancaster flying in Europe 1980s???

Post by harrier123 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:31 pm

Believe it flew into Scotland from Canada on delivery to Strathallan

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Re: 2nd Lancaster flying in Europe 1980s???

Post by Hendon Chipmunk » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:18 pm

Rubberneck wrote:sorted

It was a B-17 not a Lancaster

44-83868/N5237V 25th October 1983 I think in to Brize before being transported to RAF Hendon
Interestingly, she swapped engines with Duxford's B-17 'Sally B'!

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