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Enemy Coast Ahead – The Dambusters

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Enemy Coast Ahead – The Dambusters

by Philip E. West

Print size: 18 ½ x 27 ¾ (47 cm x 70 cm)

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.

The Primary Edition is signed by Squadron Leader George L. Johnson DFM (Bomb Aimer on AJ-T, American Joe McCarthy’s Lancaster.
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125 Prints in the Primary Edition
R.R.P £195.00

Special price £150.00

Squadron Leader George ‘Johnny’ Johnson DFM (Bomb Aimer, 617 Squadron)
Went initially to the USA for pilot training. Frustrated at not qualifying and a burning desire to get airborne Johnny applied for the shortest possible training course; air gunner.
Having completed this course successfully Johnny was posted to 97 Squadron as ‘spare’ gunner – mid or upper, whichever was needed.
At this time Bomb Aimers were being sought for the Lancasters and as this position warranted extra pay, Johnny applied and passed the training course.
He was then chosen by Joe McCarthy to join his crew before they were all transferred to 617 Squadron.

Flying in AJ-T, with American pilot Joe McCarthy and crew they attacked the Sorpe Dam from 30 feet, for which Johnny was awarded the DFM.
Johnny went on to fly 40 missions with Joe McCarthy at the controls.
Enemy Coast Ahead – The Dambusters

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