Wing Commander Guy Gibson, commander of 617 Squadron, boarding his Lancaster. Eight of the 19 bombers were lost. 617 Squadron RAF was formed in March 1943 to attack the Mohne and Sorpe dams, which provided water to the Ruhr, and the Eder, which helped keep canals at navigable depth. A special bomb was developed for the mission by Barnes Wallis. Dropped from low level, it bounced on the water before sliding down the dam wall.
I've loved the stars ever since I was 12. I have studied them since then whenever I have free time. I keep an eye out every night for something new to see. I have yet to see a comet or meteor shower, but I know I will one day. My late grandfather loved the night sky, but I never knew. I am a city girl stuck in the country, but every night, I enjoy only the one thing that has gotten me through these fast 5 1/2 years of my life.
Nancy Wake on her decision to fight the Nazis: "I resolved there and then that if I ever had the chance I would do anything, however big or small, stupid or dangerous, to try and make things more difficult for their rotten party." Excerpt from her memoir. She is also featured in Women Heroes of WWII: http://www.amazon.com/Women-Heroes-World-War-Resistance/dp/1613745230/ref=sr_1_2?s=books=UTF8=1372622688=1-2=women+heroes+of+world+war+ii+26+stories+of+espionage