The Dambusters Raid has become famous as one of the most daring missions to take place during WWII. On the night of 16 / 17 May 1943 the newly-formed 617 Squadron successfully attacked the mighty dams of the Ruhr valley and their audacious low-level assault gained them legendary status.
This atmospheric piece depicts the specially-adapted Lancasters crossing the North Sea, to Holland. From there they will carry their “bouncing bombs” on route to their targets.
Each print is individually numbered and signed by the artist along with two Dambusters Aircrew who flew on this legendary mission:
Squadron leader GEORGE “JOHNNY” JOHNSON DFM – Bomb-Aimer on Lancaster AJ-T, scored a direct hit on the Sorpe.
Sergeant FRED SUTHERLAND RCAF – Front Gunner on Les Knight’s Lancaster AJ-N which successfully breached the Eder Dam