Phantom Of The Ruhr
The ‘Phantom’ first flew operationally with 100 Squadron in June 1943.
She left the Squadron in November with 30 operations recorded on her side
and in that same month she was transfered to the newly formed 550 Squadron
at North Killingholme. On the 5th September 1944 she became the first Lancaster
of 550 Squadron to reach 100 missions and on the 21st November she flew her last
sortie with the Squadron, her incredible record stands at
121 operational sorties and 830 operational flying hours.
As a testament to the bravery of all Bomber Command Aircrew the Battle of Britain
Memorial Flight Lancaster carries the codes of the Phantom of the Ruhr.
Limited edition print of only 121 worldwide with each print being individually signed by the artist and carries the original signatures of:
Flight Lieutenant Jim Lord DFC - Pilot
Flying Officer John Elliott - Wireless Operator
Pilot Office Bob Sebaski (RCAF) - Navigator
Sergeant Ken Down - Flight Engineer
All aircrew who flew Phantom of the Ruhr with 550 Squadron