Dambusters 70 years on: Legacy of famous raid still felt in RAF 617 Squadron now
It was an extraordinary mix of meticulous planning, brilliant science, clever strategy, skilful flying and proper old fashioned courage
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Still we insult their sacrifice: The RAF's worst ever night raid
One dumbstruck gunner, surveying the scene from the tail end of a Lancaster that night in March 1944, would describe his comrades’ funeral pyres stretching 60 miles.
Lancaster "Joe" 1943.
.This aircraft, “J” (Joseph Stalin) of 101 Sqn. was photographed on 4 May 1943 at Holme-on Spalding Moor with twenty raids to its credit. It survived the war to end as an instructional airframe after the end of hostilities.
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On the night of 25/26 June 1942, the RAF launched its third 1,000 bomber raid of WWII. The raid targeted the German port city of Bremen, a major center for German aircraft manufacturing. It was moderately successful, but cloudy skies limited the ability of the RAF pilots to successfully hit their targets.
" The Waving Bomb Aimer " Awesome Sounding WW2 Lancaster Bomber Takeoff With Spitfire Lead. 🇬🇧
Blimey! What a moment this was. Four mighty Rolls Royce Merlin engines roaring full tilt over our heads. Nothing finer ;) Don't forget to watch out for the g...
FLIGHT ARTWORKS | Goner from Dambusters Lancaster J-Johnny black and white version art prints and canvas prints
The Type 464 (Provisioning) Lancaster bomber of 617 Squadron ED906/G AJ-J for Johnny, whose Barnes Wallis-designed Upkeep 'bouncing bomb' finally smashed the Mohne Dam on 17 May 1943. "Goner" was the code signal for weapon dropped. Pilot David Maltby, Flight engineer William Hatton, Navigator Vivian Nicholson, Wireless operator Antony Stone, Bomb aimer John Fort, Rear gunner Harold Simmonds and Front gunner Victor Hill, seen sending a 100% tracer stream at the dam defences. The crew returned…