Lancaster B X Plants

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  1. Catch22

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    Hey guys,

    I'm wondering if I could get some information on the Lancaster B X. I know they were B IIIs built in Canada, but beyond that I know nothing. Did any of them see combat service? Also, what plants were they built in? My great-grandfather apparently helped assemble wheels for them. I'll have to ask my grandmother if she remembers where he did this, however she was born during the war so I may strike out.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Cory, 430 Lancaster MkX were built by the Victory Aircraft Factory, set up specifically for the production of Lancasters, at the requisitioned factory of National Car Lt, at Malton, Ontario, next to the current airport.
    Yes, most, if not all, saw service with Bomber Command, in the KB and FM serial number ranges.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    It does help a lot Terry, it's greatly appreciated. Turns out he worked at Kelsey Wheels in Windsor and made wheels for them.
     
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