Monday, March 03, 2008

RAF - Goodwill Tours 1946 and 1947

Flown onboard Avro Lincoln KC-J Serial No RF477 and signed by Pilot 590718 J.R.Mirfin

During July and August 1946, 35 Sqn RAF carried out a goodwill tour of the USA with 16 Lancaster Bombers. The Squadron left the UK in 2 waves in July and routed via the Azores to Gander. After Mitchell Field (New York) ,the Lancasters visited Scott Field,Lowry(Denver) and Long Beach(California) ,taking part in U.S.A.A.F celebrations in Los Angeles on August1st 1946. On the way home, they visited San Antonio,Morrison Field (Florida) and Andrew Field (Maryland).