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Operation Chastise

"Dambusters"

On the 16th May 1943 nineteen Lancaster Bombers from the newly formed 617 Squadron set off from R.A.F Scampton to carry out Operation Chastise, an attack of the great dams in Germany's Ruhr valley. An air-raid of such precise low level flying, precision navigation and a unique bouncing bomb which would make history and lead to 617 squadron becoming known as

"THE DAMBUSTERS"

Operation Chastise The Dambusters

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Operation Chastise The Dambusters

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Operation Chastise The Dambusters:Gibson (AJ-G) attacked Mohne dam first at 00:28 His mine exploded short of the dam wall and failed to breach it (Goner 68A - weapon released against Mohne dam, exploded five yards from dam with no breach. )

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Operation Chastise The Dambusters:Hopgood (AJ-M) was second to attack the dam, and was hit during her bomb run releasing Upkeep late. The bomb bounced straight over the dam and hit the power station on the other side. AJ-M now crippled, limped over the dam in a ball of flames only Tony Burcher and Fraser survived the doomed Lancaster. At the moment AJ-M had hit the ground the self-destruct fuse on their Upkeep had detonated it destroying the power station on the dry side of the dam

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Operation Chastise The Dambusters Micky Martin (AJ-P) was third to attack the dam with Gibson (AJ-G) just ahead of him drawing the flak away. Martin made a perfect run and released his Upkeep at the correct point but it veered off to the left and exploded short of the dam with no effect. Goner 58A was relayed back to Grantham - Weapon released at Mohne dam, exploded 50 yards from dam with no breach made.

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Operation Chastise The Dambusters AJ-P "Popsie

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