Peter Isaacson flies Lancaster underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge

In 1943 the late Peter Isaacson AM DFC AFC DFM and his crew flew a brand new Lancaster from England to Australia travelling from East to West. Once in Australia they embarked on a War Bonds fundraising tour of Australia and New Zealand. This was about a year before the famous G-Gorge now in the Australian War Memorial was flown here.

Here’s the page from Peter’s logbook with that flight underlined in red.

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From Peter’s scrapbook.

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A photo from the day before with Peter as best man to his navigator whom he mentions having to wake up.

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Image Control made an ANZAC Day documentary for Channel 7 in 2002 and part of this was Peter’s story of flying ‘Queenie VI’ under the bridge in October 1943.