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Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika. A long range bomber capable of flying from Germany to New York and back, the Amerika could haul 4,400 lbs of bombs at max range configuration, thanks to four 1,700 hp radial engines with GM-1-nitrous-oxide-boosts. Fully loaded, it weighed a whopping 123,000 lbs. At normal load, it had a cruise speed of only 217 mph. Created in 1944, it proved to big and too expensive to develop fully.
During July and August 1946, 35 Sqn RAF carried out a goodwill tour of the USA with 16 Lancaster Bombers. The Squadron left the UK in 2 waves in July and routed via the Azores to Gander. After Mitchell Field (New York) ,the Lancasters visited Scott Field,Lowry(Denver) and Long Beach(California) ,taking part in U.S.A.A.F celebrations in Los Angeles on August1st 1946. On the way home, they visited San Antonio,Morrison Field (Florida) and Andrew Field (Maryland).
October 16, 1939: After being attacked by Spitfires of Nos. 602 and 603 Squadrons over Lothian in Scotland, an He 111 bomber became the first German aircraft to be shot down over the UK. (First attack on British territory by German Luftwaffe.)