Clarence’s Reaction

Clarence Simonsen had this reaction  about his updated article on R5727.

Great update and thanks,

Many people like this history and now your Montreal images just give it more power.

Can you please add two more images, which I feel are important?

It was the work force of young [and middle age] female factory workers who in fact manufactured the Canadian Lancaster. It was the joint work of Americans and Canadians in factories who gave us the Lancaster Mk. X. They are most times forgotten by history, much more in Canada than the U.S.

Can you please ad this cover page art, which appeared on Maclean’s magazine 1 November 1943? 

The artist was most famous Richard Priest, who was commissioned by Canada’s National Magazine a number of times in WWII.

The other art appeared on the rear cover of Maclean’s for 1 June 1943, and should be placed with the info. on the manufacture of the Lancaster tires in New Toronto, Canadian plant.

Charles Rich Wilcox was a much more famous WWII poster ad artist and today his original art sells for over $1,000. 



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