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Dambusters - Moment of Truth by Ivan Berryman. (AP)


Dambusters - Moment of Truth by Ivan Berryman. (AP)

This was the moment when the massive Möhne dam was finally breached on the night of 16th-17th May 1943 during the top secret Operation Chastise. The specially-converted Lancaster B MkIII of Fl/Lt David Maltby ED906(G) AJ-J roars between the towers of the dam, having released the Upkeep bouncing bomb that would ultimately cause a cascade of water to flood into the valley below. Fl/Lt Harold Martin's identical aircraft, ED909(G) AJ-P can be seen off Maltby's port wing with all of its light ablaze, drawing enemy fire from the attacking bomber.
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs.

Image size 17 inches x 11 inches (43cm x 28cm) Johnson, George L
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 1150 paper prints. Image size 17 inches x 11 inches (43cm x 28cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman£50 Off!
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PRINTPresentation edition of 5 paper prints. Image size 17 inches x 11 inches (43cm x 28cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman£300.00VIEW EDITION...
PRINTGeorge Johnson signature edition of 600 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 17 inches x 11 inches (43cm x 28cm) Johnson, George L
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Squadron Leader George L. Johnson DFM
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Joining the RAF in 1940, George Johnson served with 97 Squadron before joining 617 Squadron. Bomb aimer on American Joe McCarthys Lancaster AJ-T, they attacked the Sorpe Dam, for which he was awarded the DFM. Commissioned a few months later, George retired from the RAF in 1962.

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 RAF Scampton, 16th May 1943.  Ground crew deliver the top secret bouncing bombs to the Lancasters of 617 Squadron in preparation for Operation Chastise.

The Secret Weapon by David Pentland.
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The Dams raids on the night of 16/17 May 1943 were notable not least for the incredible ingenuity shown by the Lancaster crews in their efforts to avoid detection by the enemy en route to their targets. P/O W C Townsend elected to fly his aircraft, ED886(G) O for Orange below tree-top height through a forest firetrap on his way to the Ennepe Dam, a feat carried out by moonlight alone. AJ-O made it successfully to its target where the Upkeep bomb was observed to hit the dam, but with no effect. Townsend returned to base at this perilous altitude, the crew observing that flak shells were bouncing off the sea in the German gunners' efforts to prevent the Lancaster's escape across the North Sea. AJ-O was one of eleven aircraft to return safely out of a total of nineteen that took part in the heroic raids under the codename Operation Chastise.

A Wing and a Prayer by Ivan Berryman.
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 Lancaster AJ-T of No.617 Sqn being towed by tractor to its dispersal slot by a Women's Auxiliary Air Force driver at Scampton, May 1943, in preparation for Operation Chastise.

Tractor Girl by David Pentland.
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 Avro Lancaster AJ-P of Flt. Lt. Martin 617 Squadron releases the bomb that successfully breaches the Mohne dam. In the foreground the electrical substation is burning from a previous attack by Flt.Lt. Hopgood.

GONER 58A - Mohne Dam, Germany, 17th May 1943 by David Pentland. (AP)
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LancasterThe Avro Lancaster arose from the avro Manchester and the first prototype Lancaster was a converted Manchester with four engines. The Lancaster was first flown in January 1941, and started operations in March 1942. By March 1945 The Royal Air Force had 56 squadrons of Lancasters with the first squadron equipped being No.44 Squadron. During World War Two the Avro Lancaster flew 156,000 sorties and dropped 618,378 tonnes of bombs between 1942 and 1945. Lancaster Bomberss took part in the devastating round-the-clock raids on Hamburg during Air Marshall Harris' "Operation Gomorrah" in July 1943. Just 35 Lancasters completed more than 100 successful operations each, and 3,249 were lost in action. The most successful survivor completed 139 operations, and the Lancaster was scrapped after the war in 1947. A few Lancasters were converted into tankers and the two tanker aircraft were joined by another converted Lancaster and were used in the Berlin Airlift, achieving 757 tanker sorties. A famous Lancaster bombing raid was the 1943 mission, codenamed Operation Chastise, to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley. The operation was carried out by 617 Squadron in modified Mk IIIs carrying special drum shaped bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. Also famous was a series of Lancaster attacks using Tallboy bombs against the German battleship Tirpitz, which first disabled and later sank the ship. The Lancaster bomber was the basis of the new Avro Lincoln bomber, initially known as the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V. (Becoming Lincoln B1 and B2 respectively.) Their Lancastrian airliner was also based on the Lancaster but was not very successful. Other developments were the Avro York and the successful Shackleton which continued in airborne early warning service up to 1992.

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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden X3129 : Aircrew updated, Airframe notes updated (added 01-04-1941 : Hampden was shot down at Lannilis near Brest. )
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD899 :
Blenheim Mk.IV V5826 of No.139 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Captain Richard Boas : Aircraft updated, Squadrons updated (added No.815 Sqn FAA), Squadron service dates updated, Rank updated (now Captain)
New victory claim added : Ju88 (Half shared victory) claimed on 24th April 1942 by Flight Lieutenant A. R. H. Barton of No.126 Sqn RAF
1st Lieutenant Lavern R Alcorn added to aircrew database :
Joining the Hell Hawks just after D-Day he was shot down by ground fire over occupied Falaise in August but with the help of French civilians evaded capture and returned to his unit. He finished the war with 79 combat missions and scored two aerial victories in April 1945.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Armistead Smith : Date of death updated
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Karl-Heinz Schnell : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1470 :
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Hermann Schleinhege : Birth date updated, Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated
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