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A Lucky Escape by Ivan Berryman. (PC)


A Lucky Escape by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

Flying low across the North Sea en route to the Sorpe Dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 as part of Operation Chastise, Flying Officer Geoff Rice's Lancaster ED936(G) clipped a large wave, ripping the Upkeep bomb from its mountings and pitching the aircraft into the sea. Somehow, in just a split second, Rice managed to haul AJ-H back into the air, but the aircraft had ingested a huge amount of water and, as Rice put his Lancaster into a climb to head back to Scampton, rear gunner Sgt S Burns and his turret were almost swept away as the water rushed to the back of the aircraft. AJ-H returned to Scampton otherwise unscathed and took no further part in the Dams Raids.
Item Code : B0430PCA Lucky Escape by Ivan Berryman. (PC) - This Edition
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POSTCARDCollector's Postcard - Restricted Initial Print Run of 100 cards.

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The Dambusters by Ivan Berryman. (PC)  (View This Item)
Attack on the Sorpe by Ivan Berryman. (PC)  (View This Item)
Bravest of the Brave by Ivan Berryman. (PC)  (View This Item)
Dambusters - Moment of Truth by Ivan Berryman. (PC)  (View This Item)
Undetected by Ivan Berryman. (PC)  (View This Item)
A Lucky Escape by Ivan Berryman. (PC)  (View This Item)
Tragedy at the Eder by Ivan Berryman. (PC)  (View This Item)
No Way Back by Ivan Berryman. (PC)  (View This Item)

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Other editions of this item : A Lucky Escape by Ivan Berryman.B0430
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 30 prints. Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm) Johnson, George L
+ Artist : Ivan Berryman


Signature(s) value alone : £40
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Limited edition of 20 artist proofs. Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm) Johnson, George L
+ Artist : Ivan Berryman


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PRINTPresentation edition of 2 prints. Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm) Sutherland, Frederick E (matted)
McDonald, Grant S (matted)
Johnson, George L
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Signature(s) value alone : £120
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Limited edition of 10 giclee canvas prints. Size 18 inches x 13 inches (46cm x 33cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman
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Original acrylic painting 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. (AP)
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 With the familiar Lincolnshire countryside beckoning, a Lancaster of the famous 617 Dambusters Squadron, makes its final approach after a raid on Germany, late summer 1944. Gerald Coulsons painting Summer Harvest winds the clock back sixty years, recreating a typical East Anglian countryside scene in late 1944. With the sun well above the horizon, a Lancaster comes thundering in on finals after a gruelling night precision bombing mission over Germany. Below, farm workers busy gathering the summer harvest, stop to marvel at the sheer power and majesty of the mighty aircraft, and to dwell briefly on what horrors its crew may have endured on their perilous journey.

Summer Harvest by Gerald Coulson.
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 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.

Bravest of the Brave by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
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 The image shows Lancaster AJ-N pulling away after its successful breach of the Eder dam.  Alongside is the portrait of AJ-N pilot Plt Off L J Knight.  This aircraft was the third aircraft to make the tricky attack on the Eder dam.  Despite the approach being made difficult by the terrain, AJ-N successfully breached the Eder dam with its bomb, and returned home safely.<br><br><b>Crew of <i>N for Nan</i> :</b><br><br>Pilot : Plt Off L J Knight<br>Flight Engineer : Sgt R E Grayston<br>Navigator : Flg Off H S Hobday<br>Wireless Operator : Flt Sgt R G T Kellow<br>Bomb Aimer : Flg Off E C Johnson<br>Front Gunner : Sgt F E Sutherland<br>Rear Gunner : Sgt H E O'Brien.

Tribute to the 617 Sqn Dambusters Crew of Lancaster AJ-N by David Pentland. (P)
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