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Durham Tees Valley Airport, United Kingdom
Wreaths are laid at a memorial plaque near the statue of Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski during a service at Durham Tees Valley airport today ahead of the visit by one of two remaining flying Avro Lancaster bombers.
Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski who flew with the Canadian Royal Air Force from the airport which was then called RAF Middleton St George was posthumously awarded a VC after giving his life while trying to save a colleague when their Lancaster was shot down in June 1944.
The famous World War Two aircraft is owned by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and is beginning a 2-week tour of the UK.
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