"G" FOR GEORGE
WITH 460 SQUADRON RAAF
A specially commissioned
edition to aid the preservation of World War II
Lancaster "G" for GEORGE, residing at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra,
and commemorating the gallant members of RAF Bomber Command
Limited Edition Print of "G" for George by Artist Colin Parker
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"G' for George is the Avro Lancaster B1 on display in the Anzac Hall at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, ACT, Australia. "G for George" is the centrepiece of the Australian War Memorialís "Striking by Night" exhibit which integrates objects, light and sound to re-create a night operation that took place over Berlin, Germany in December 1943.
"G" for George was previously on display in the Aeroplane Hall. It was removed a number of years ago and totally refurbished before being placed on display again in the new Anzac Hall which opened on 7 June 2001.
"G" for George flew 90 operational missions in 460 Squadron (RAAF) over Germany and occupied Europe between 1943 and 1944.
Crew of "G" for George
Who's the short guy on the right - had to stand on his parachute!
I now have the answer - click on this link to find out
"G" for George at the Canberra War Memorial
"G" for George has been progressively restored on the inside many years ago, and John Goulevitch, during a visit to the AWM was able to assist with the proper location of some fittings, etc. in the aircraft.
Warwick Reynolds was excited to have his first aircraft flight in "G" for George in 1945, his father having purchased a 20 Pound War Loan Bond. Warwick told me they they flew from Mascot and he was the last on board, a 13 year old school boy! Warwick had no idea of where they went as he only had the crack next to a door for observation. Before he knew it, the engine revs died down somewhat and they were returning to land after about a 20 to 25 minutes flight. Warwick learned years later that the the pilot had attended the same school as himself, North Sydney Tech. High, opposite North Sydney station. Warwick has visited "G" for George in Canberra and was impressed with the great job which has been done in its refurbishment.
- A MEMORIAL TO RAAF BOMBER CREWS 1939-45"
By Michael V. Nelmes & Ian Jenkins
A HISTORY OF
"G" FOR GEORGE
(New 12 Apr 1998)
FOR GEORGE SIGNS OFF
Article in Argus
(new 29 Nov 1998)
E-MAILS ON "G" FOR GEORGE
Harry Tickle never lost an aircraft in 460 Squadron.
He serviced "G" for George.
(Updated 12 Apr 1998)
Flew "G" for George on 21 Operations
F/SGT. RONALD GOODING
His time with "G" for George
Rear Gunner - "G" for George
Navigator - "G" for George
460 SQUADRON RAAF
WHAT BOMB SIGHT
WAS USED IN "G" FOR GEORGE?
Was it the mark IV or the SABS?
79 OPERATIONS FOR "G" FOR GEORGE
"G" FOR GEORGE ARRIVES IN TOWNSVILLE
AND SICKLE PUZZLE
Have you ever visited the LANCASTER CAFE at Burleigh Heads at the Gold Coast?
Gidday from Brisbane, Australia
My name is Peter Dunn. My father-in-law, Jan (John) Goulevitch flew with 460 Squadron and flew one mission in "G" for George. While he was still alive, I was intrigued with the various stories that he told me about his exploits during his time with 460 Squadron RAAF.
I would be very interested to receive any stories or recollections by former Air Crew and Ground Crew of their time in "G" for George or with 460 Squadron RAAF. I am also interested in borrowing any photographs of "G" for George or 460 Squadron RAAF that I can scan to place on this Home Page.
Regards Peter Dunn
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