RAF Bombers breaching the Mohne Dam; Second World War, 1943.
Drawing showing the destruction of the Mohne Dam in Westphalia, Germany, by the squadron of Royal Air Force 'Lancaster' bombers who came to be known as 'The Dambusters', 16th May 1943. This illustration shows the mighty explosion which signalled the end of the dam. On the left of the picture the 'Lancaster' flown by Squadron Leader Guy Gibson, leader of the 'Dambusters', is shown flying over the German anti-aircraft positions to distract their attention from the other aircraft of his squadron.
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Creation Date: 23rd February 2010
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