Mynarski Lancaster Bomber Visit – A77

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Mynarski Lancaster Bomber Visit – A77
Oct 3, 2012

Hi:

One of only two flying in the world.

Andrew Mynarski was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery.

In complete disregard for his own safety, Andrew crawled through the flames to assist his fellow gunner. Not noticing that his own flight suit and parachute had caught fire, he fought heroically to free the turret, but all his efforts were in vain. Brophy signaled that there was nothing more he could do and that he should bail out and save himself. Reluctantly, Mynarski complied. Backing through the flames to the escape hatch, he stood up and, before jumping, he saluted his doomed comrade.

French witnesses saw him plunge earthward in flames but when they found him, he was so severely burned that he died within hours.

It is part of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario and came to Windsor Saturday for our airport open house.

A77 with Tamron 18-250.

Life is good – Blue Skies

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My good friend Leon Evans, chief pilot of the Canadian Warplanes Heritage in Hamilton, Ontario.

Had to get lovely Vycki in a pose with Leon.

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