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Enemy Coast Ahead - The Dambusters by Philip West.- Aviation Art Prints .com
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Enemy Coast Ahead - The Dambusters by Philip West.


Enemy Coast Ahead - The Dambusters by Philip West.

Lancasters of 617 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson begin their low level cross channel dash towards the enemy coast on the way to the heart of the Ruhr. The aircraft were arranged in three waves. The first wave comprised three groups of three aircraft at 10 minute intervals and headed towards the Mohne, Sorpe and Eder dams. The second wave of five Lancasters headed direct to the Sorpe whilst the third wave of five, would act as backup. Eight Lancasters failed to return from the raids, a high cost indeed, but the courage and determination displayed by the crews were in the best tradition of the RAF.
Item Code : DHM2643Enemy Coast Ahead - The Dambusters by Philip West. - This EditionAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout! Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price!
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Paper size 28 inches x 19 inches (71cm x 48cm) Johnson, George L
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Other editions of this item : Enemy Coast Ahead - The Dambusters by Philip West. DHM2643
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs.

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Paper size 28 inches x 19 inches (71cm x 48cm) Johnson, George L
Grayston, Raymond E
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Small limited edition of 75 artist proofs. Paper size 19 inches x 13 inches (48cm x 33cm) Johnson, George L
Grayston, Raymond E
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PRINT Small signed limited edition of 750 prints. Paper size 19 inches x 13 inches (48cm x 33cm) Johnson, George L
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George Johnson signing this edition.

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The signature of Squadron Leader George L. Johnson DFM

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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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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Updates made to Aircrew database for : Flight Lieutenant Des Curtis : Aircraft updated, Squadrons updated, Squadron service dates updated
349th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.
New victory claim added : Fw190 claimed on 25th April 1942 by Stanislaw Brzeski of No.317 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Hoy : Squadrons updated (added No.115 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
New victory claim added : Ju88 (Half shared victory.) claimed on 14th July 1941 by Stanislaw Brzeski of No.317 Sqn RAF
Stirling EH907 (WP-O) of No.90 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
New victory claim added : Me110 claimed on 15th September 1940 by Jozef Jeka of No.238 Sqn RAF
New victory claim added : Me109 claimed on 5th September 1940 by Flight Lieutenant A. C. Rabagliati of No.46 Sqn RAF
Flying Fortress Mk.F-85-BO 42-30041 of 544th Bomb Squadron added to the airframes database.
99th Bomb Group added to the squadrons database.
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