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Wings For Victory, Exhibition

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City Centre
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N L4 Wings (6)
Wings For Victory, Exhibition
1943. This fund raising event took place between 26th June - 3rd July 1943. It was hoped that £5 million would be raised, the final total was actually £7.2 million. This exhibition area was situated at the bottom of Eastgate. The plane is an Avro Anson, used for training purposes. The Avro factory was close to Yeadon Airport (now Leeds Bradford International Airport) in World War 2 and it was where many Lancaster bombers (of The Dam Busters fame) were built. On the left edge in the centre is a static water tank, constructed for emergency use. The corner of Quarry Hill Flats can be seen immediately above. Buses are on St Peter's Street, the bus station is to the right. The event is well attended, a crowd has gathered to listen to a speaker.

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