Operation Lancaster (Goodwill Tour of USA 1946)

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Operation Lancaster (Goodwill Tour of USA 1946)

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I am producing a booklet (non commercial) for personal use of a friend of one of the navigators on 35 Squadron's "Goodwill Tour" ("Operation Lancaster") and I am trying to find information such as newspaper cuttings, photographs, documents etc which I can incorporate.

I have the squadron ORB's, the photographs on PPRUNE forum and some articles from Flight magazine, but if anyone has anything which they think would be useful and which can be included (properly credited), please could you get in touch.

Any help would be much appreciated

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Hi Pete, I don't have anything myself that I can add but I'm sure relevant members will pass on details if they have them.
Please keep us posted as to your progress.
Cheers,
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John

It's not looking very promising but I remain hopeful.

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Ground Crew and Aircrew Training WWII
"The History of No 35 Squadron" http://35squadron.wordpress.com/

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Pete,
Although i can't help directly. If you type Operation Goodwill 1946 into google, there is a hit on the "Prune" forum, which has a lot of photo's on page 2 of the thread.
There is no paralell in warfare, to such courage and determination in the face of danger, over so long a period. Such devotion, should never be forgotten.

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Pete, if you haven't already, do a search Operation Lancaster (Goodwill Tour of USA 1946) in goggle 'images' and it will bring up all relelvant details.
I found this link straight away.
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https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q ... 7554385516

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Alan / John

Thanks for your feedback; much appreciated as always.

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CA Butler, flight engineer Lancaster ME334 (KIA over Bonn with 35 PFF on 4th Febuary 1945) http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/
Ground Crew and Aircrew Training WWII
"The History of No 35 Squadron" http://35squadron.wordpress.com/

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[quote="K4KittyCrew"]Pete, if you haven't already, do a search Operation Lancaster (Goodwill Tour of USA 1946) in goggle 'images' and it will bring up all relelvant details.
I found this link straight away.
Cheers,
John
Hi John
"goggle" ??, is this a rival company to google ;)
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AlanW wrote:
K4KittyCrew wrote:Pete, if you haven't already, do a search Operation Lancaster (Goodwill Tour of USA 1946) in goggle 'images' and it will bring up all relelvant details.
I found this link straight away.
Cheers,
John
Hi John
"goggle" ??, is this a rival company to google ;)
Alan my good friend, at our age, we are not only legitimately allowed to make 'oversights' ................. in order not to ruffle the feathers of our fellow seniors, we need to be seen to be obliging and in truth, it is expected. :D
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