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Guy Gibson VC leader of 617 squadron RAF "The Dambusters"

Guy Gibson VC leader of 617 squadron RAF 'The Dambusters'


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Guy Gibson VC leader of 617 squadron RAF "The Dambusters"

Guy Gibson VC leader of 617 squadron RAF " The Dambusters" (bottom right) and water pouring through the huge hole blasted in the Mohne dam by the RAFs new bouncing bomb.
Avro Lancaster bomber dropping the bomb, 16th to 17th May 1943

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Media ID 21699693

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1943 Bomb Dambusters Raid


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This print captures a pivotal moment in history, showcasing Guy Gibson VC, the esteemed leader of 617 Squadron RAF, famously known as "The Dambusters". Positioned at the bottom right of the image, Gibson's determined gaze reflects his unwavering commitment to duty during World War II. Intriguingly juxtaposed with Gibson's presence is the awe-inspiring sight of water gushing through a colossal hole blasted into the Mohne dam by the RAF's revolutionary bouncing bomb. This groundbreaking invention revolutionized aerial warfare and played a crucial role in Operation Chastise. The Avro Lancaster bomber depicted above gracefully drops this game-changing bomb on that fateful night between May 16th and 17th in 1943. The photograph encapsulates both the immense power unleashed upon enemy targets and the bravery demonstrated by those who risked their lives for victory. Transporting us back to an era defined by conflict and resilience, this snapshot from Mirrorpix offers a glimpse into one of World War II's most daring raids. It serves as a reminder of how individuals like Guy Gibson VC led their squadrons fearlessly against all odds. As we admire this piece from Memory Lane Prints, let us honor not only those who fought but also recognize that it is through such historical moments that we gain insight into our collective past and appreciate sacrifices made for freedom.

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