Of all the crews of RAF Bomber Command, 617 Squadron are perhaps the best known. Famed for their expertise in precision bombing and utilizing man of the developments of Barnes Wallis, they took part in some of the most famous and daring operations of WWII.
On a clear night in 1944, as the sun is setting over their Lincolnshire airfield, the men of 617 Squadron can be seen preparing their Lancaster bombers in readiness for the long night ahead over occupied Europe.
This superb release pays tribute to all those who flew with RAF Bomber Command and has been personally signed by prominent aircrew who served with 617 Squadron.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print in this edition has been personally signed by the following members of 617 Squadron:
Flight Lieutenant JAMES CASTAGNOLA DSO DFC
Squadron Leader MAC HAMILTON DFC
Flight Lieutenant BOB KNIGHTS DSO DFC
Flight Lieutenant FRED WATTS DFC
Squadron Leader TONY IVESON DFC AE
THE ARTIST PROOFS
In addition to the signatures on the Limited Edition, every Artist Proof has been additionally signed by:
Squadron Leader GEORGE JOHNSON MBE DFM
Sergeant RAY GRAYSTON
Flight Lieutenant EDWARD JOHNSON DFC
Flight Lieutenant GEORGE CHALMERS DFC DFM
THE PUBLISHER PROOFS
With all the signatures of the Limited Edition and the Artist Proofs, every print in this edition has been personally signed by:
Squadron Leader KEN BROWN CGM
Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC
Group Captain JAMES “WILLIE” TAIT DSO*** DFC* ADC