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Bravest of the Brave by Ivan Berryman. (PC)


Bravest of the Brave by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

The Lancaster B MkIII of Flt Lt J V Hopgood was the second aircraft to make an attempt at breaching the Möhne Dam on the night of 16/17th of May 1943. Already damaged by flak en route to their target, the embattled Lancaster ED925(G) (AJ-M) encountered intense flak and 20mm fire from the shore and from the towers of the dam itself. Flying Officer Gregory's front gun turret had taken the full force of the flak burst during the journey, killing him instantly, and Hopgood himself was almost certainly wounded in the same explosion. Nevertheless, they pressed home their attack but, just moments from the release of the Upkeep bomb, both of Hopgood's port engines took direct hits and burst into flames, and other rounds ripped through the starboard wing. Perhaps distracted by the sudden conflagration, Hopgood's aircraft released its bomb just seconds too late to be effective. The bomb bounced over the dam wall, landing on the power station below where it exploded with devastating results. With blazing fuel now engulfing the wing of his crippled aircraft, Hopgood climbed to about 500ft where the wing failed, sending ED925 into a dive from which it would never recover. By jumping clear, clutching their parachutes just moments before impact, two of her crew survived to become prisoners of war.
Item Code : DHM1948PCBravest of the Brave by Ivan Berryman. (PC) - This Edition
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 1150 paper prints. Image size 17 inches x 11 inches (43cm x 28cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman£20 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : £65.00VIEW EDITION...
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PRINTPresentation edition of 5 paper prints. Image size 17 inches x 11 inches (43cm x 28cm) Sutherland, Frederick E (matted)
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