Thursday, January 18, 2007

And ONE Came Home…this HALIFAX ~

WORK CONTINUES on this WW II Halifax bomber at the RCAF Museum in Trenton, Ontario after she was 750 feet underwater, in Norway…for over 50 years!

Ah…take a breath–

…Out of 37,000 Halifax missions flown in WWII, 29,000 were flown by Canadian flight (Peter Hamilton and Harry Bell were both decorated RCAF Halifax pilots*) crews. Out of over 6,000 Halifax's built, here is the ONLY COMPLETE Halifax, still in existence, in Canada and in fact, North America!!

In 1942, Halifax's were the first ALLIED bombers to bomb Germany in WWII.

This Handley Page Halifax A.VII registration is NA337 / 2P-X.

* More on these guys later.

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