Canadian Lancaster bomber KB-700 under construction and ready for its first flight to England from Canada.
Malton Ontario Canada Date:1943, August 1 Duration:6 min 31 sec Sound:Yes
Completion of first Canadian Lancaster bomber KB-700. Workers and engineers in manufacturing plant finalize the work of Lancaster production. Overhead view of entire length of aircraft in factory while under construction. Air Force Officers inspect the built aircraft. Celebration and inaugural ceremony of the Lancaster aircraft with musical bands, cheering people visible in the background. Aircraft moves out from the aircraft factory hangar, "VICTORY" written on the top of the hangar at the plant, Victory Aircraft Limited. Flight crew members along with a dog, climb up in the aircraft. Views of interior of Lancaster bomber, main corridor, and cockpit and controls. Aircraft named the "Ruhr Express", takes off from Canada for its first flight to England. View of it flying over waters with ice. Aircraft lands on the concrete runway in London. Senior Air force officers and other dignitaries receive the flight crew members. Address from Sir Stafford Cripps, British minister of aircraft production with emphasis on the capability of the Canadian Lancaster. Air Force Officers in briefing preparing for attack on Berlin.
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