Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mail Service Lancaster

Larry Milberry, Aviation in Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1979
Shown is one of the civilianized Lancaster bombers used by the Canadian Government Trans Atlantic Air Service as fast mail planes during WW2. Over 1,500,000 lbs of mail were carried during the 500 flights made. Only two planes were lost in that time but the planes were not popular with the pilots, comparing poorly with the Lockheed airliners and Liberators that were also used.

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