Flown in May , the mission was a success and provided a boost to British morale. In the fall of , Lancasters conducted multiple strikes against the German battleship Tirpitz , first damaging and then sinking it. The destruction of the ship removed a key threat to Allied shipping. In the final days of the war, the Lancaster conducted humanitarian missions over the Netherlands as part of Operation Manna. These flights saw the aircraft drop food and supplies to that nation's starving population.
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With the end of the war in Europe in May , many Lancasters were slated for transfer to the Pacific for operations against Japan. Intended to operate from bases in Okinawa, the Lancasters proved unnecessary following Japan's surrender in September. Other Lancasters were converted into civilian aircraft.
The Lancaster also spawned several derivatives including the Avro Lincoln. Share Flipboard Email. Military and naval history expert Kennedy Hickman has nearly 20 years of experience as a museum curator and director, and has been featured on The History Channel. Avro Lancaster General Length: 69 ft.
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