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The Legend of Lancaster A for Apple

Season 1, Ep. 1

On the cold evening of the 20th of December 1943 over 650 Allied planes took off from their bases in England and headed for Frankfurt on what they hoped would be a decisive blow against Nazi Germany. But for one crew in particular this sortie would become a desperate fight for survival from which not all of them would return. This is the remarkable true story of the 7 men assigned to Lancaster bomber MG-A JB652. 

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Contributors-

-Richard Pymar- curator of The Halesworth Airfield Memorial Museum Station 365 www.halesworthairfieldmuseum.co.uk

-Flight Lieutenant Neil Farrell

-International Bomber Command Centre www.internationalbcc.co.uk/

Exclusive artwork donated by famous illustrator Piotr Forkasiewicz www.peterfor.com/

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Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Ed Sayer

Executive producer Paul Wooding

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group


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