T-Shirt To Commemorate Mynarski: The Lancaster Bomber Tshirts

T-Shirt To Commemorate Mynarski: The Lancaster Bomber Tshirts


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T-Shirt To Commemorate Mynarski: The Lancaster Bomber Tshirts

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This Air Force t-shirt design features the Avro Lancaster and the story of Canadian airman Charles Mynarski (VC). Mynarski who won the Victoria Cross posthumously for his bravery trying to save a trapped tail gunner as the plane was going down in flames.

When one learns of this wartime account one get a sense of what a true friend is and to best understand the bonds that fighting men develop.(The Victoria Cross is Canada’s and Britain’s equivalent of the American Congressional Medal of Honor.)

Andrew Charles Mynarski V.C. (October 14, 1916 – June 13, 1944): Mynarski and his AVRO Lancaster Bomber crew took off for their 13th mission together on the night of June 12, 1944. It would be their 13th sortie - they would be over their target on Friday the 13th. Mynarski found a four leaf clover in the grass by their plane and insisted his closest buddy, tail gunner Pat Brophy, take it.

As they began their descent to attack, a Junkers Ju88 came from behind, with cannons blazing; tearing up the Lancaster. The crew were ordered to bail out of the burning plane; but, Brophy was trapped in his tail gunner turret. Mynarski crawled through the inferno in an attempt to rescue his friend, not noticing that his own flight suit and parachute had started to smolder and burn.

Brophy eventually waved him away. Mynarski crawled back through the fire, returning to the rear door where he paused, stood there in his flaming clothes, saluted and said "Good night, sir," (his familiar nightly sign-off to his friend) and jumped. French witnesses saw him plunge earthbound in flames. When they found him, he was severely battered and burned. He died of his injuries within hours.

Ironically, Brophy survived unhurt. When the Lancaster crashed at a shallow angle, two of its twenty bombs exploded, throwing tail gunner Brophy clear of the wreckage. Brophy’s watch stopped at 2:13 a.m. Friday, June 13, 1944.

Posthumously, Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski was the first member of the R.C.A.F. to be decorated with the Victoria Cross in the Second World War. You can view the story here.

The Super marine Spitfire that accompanies the Lancaster, has a special meaning to us. The VZF was piloted by a friend of ours, Charley Fox. Charley’s was recognized as the pilot that strafed Rommel’s staff car in Normandy on July 17th, 1944.

At 88 years of age, Charley was tragically killed in a car accident in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada after attending a Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association meeting.

Charley Fox, was the Honorary Colonel for 412 R.C.A.F.  (Transport) Squadron.

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With our past fundraising initiatives, people have enabled us to donate over 79 THOUSAND DOLLARS of which, 54 Thousand was used to successfully commemorate the lives lost by Canadian soldiers on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. Now the fund-raising goal is focused on providing professionally trained service dogs to the members of our First Responders along with the Women and Men of the Armed Forces who suffer from P.T.S.D. We invite you to please give generously to your local Service Dogs Organizations: e.g. National Service Dogs which will complement funds raised here.

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