Dec 31 2012

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Lancaster “Just Jane” could fly soon

Le Lancaster "Just Jane" au roulage. (Photo Graham Hodgson (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0))

Lancaster “Just Jane” taxiing for the public. (Photo Graham Hodgson (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0))

Lancaster NX611 “Just Jane” could fly soon according to this BBC article. The four-engined bomber is currently only able to taxi and is regularly displayed to the public at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.

A fourth Merlin engine has been obtained for “Just Jane”, which was needed to make her fly again. The bomber belongs to brothers Fred and Harold Panton, who restored in memory of their brother, who was killed in a Lancaster in 1944.

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  1. Peter

    Was their brother not killed in a Halifax?

    1. World Warbird News

      A Lancaster, from what I read. But I haven’t checked the fact so it could be wrong.

    2. Geoff.

      Hi there,
      Definately a Halifax they even wnet to the crash site to pay tribute.

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