Serial No:              KB944                  Mark:    X              Known Op's:  0

Current Location: National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Current Status:     Static Display – Wartime configuration

Nickname:              None Traced

Service History:

Built 3-44, To UK 8-3-45, 32 MU, St. Athan, 425 Sqn, RCAF del'd 5-45 KW-K, Returned CDN 15-6-45, 663 (Heavy Bomber) Wing, Debert, Nova Scotia for Tiger Force, No. 2 Air Command del'd 1945, Stored Fort McLeod, Alberta, Mod. Mk. 10S by Fairey Aviation, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Stored at Dunnville Ontario del'd 28-1-57

Comments:

 

06/45: Return trip to Canada was via Azores and Gander on arriving 15-6-45

 

11/5/64: Saved for preserving in National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, preserved in wartime camouflage and marked to represent 428 Sqn, RCAF NA-P. This a/c was the least modified of all the surviving Lancasters during RCAF post-war service.

 

Production Data:

Part of the first production batch of 300 aircraft built by Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario, Canada. KB700-KB999 (produced 'before' the FM-Serial batch). Packard built Rolls-Royce Merlin 38 engines in the first 75 aircraft; Merlin 224 engines in the subsequent aircraft. Deliveries commenced to Britain 9-43; completed 3-45 (average rate of production, approximately 4 aircraft per week). Victory Aircraft Construction Number 37245

Surviving Lancaster: KB944

 

Last Updated: July 2008

Surviving Lancaster: KB944

 

Last Updated: July 2008