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Author Topic: The Dambuster Raid- 79th anniversary today  (Read 192 times)

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Offline Frank v B

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The Dambuster Raid- 79th anniversary today
« on: May 16, 2022, 10:28:56 PM »
Today is the 79th anniversary of the May 16, 1943 Dambuster raid using the bouncing bombs using 19 Lancasters in 3 waves.  The oldest British airman was 27!  Most were 21-23 year old.  The flight briefing happened at 6 pm on this day.
They did not find out about their mission until this briefing.  Many thought it was to bomb the Tirpitz or the U-Boat pens in France.  At 6 pm they found out it was the 3 dams in the Ruhr Valley.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-incredible-story-of-the-dambusters-raid

I know this is really the responsibility of our TEMAC WW2 historian- Roger Mason-. :D

Frank
« Last Edit: May 16, 2022, 10:35:11 PM by Frank v B »


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