Guy Gibson engages enemy flak positions at the Möhne Dam whilst Lancaster AJ-J, with pilot David Maltby at the controls, banks steeply away after delivering the coup-de-grace. A huge explosion and towering pillar of water marks the breach where a vast torrent of water begins to rush into the valley below.
Signed by George Johnson, who joined the RAF in 1940 and had flown 28 operations on Lancasters with 97 Squadron at Woodhall Spa before joining 617 Squadron on 25 March, 1943. Bomb Aimer on American Joe McCarthy’s reserve Lancaster AJ-T, they attacked the Sorpe Dam. Being a reserve aircraft, this Lancaster had not been fitted with the twin Aldis spotlights necessary for accurate height keeping, and it was not until their tenth attempt before George released their bomb, hitting the Dam successfully. However, the dam survived the blast. For his actions he was awarded the DFM. Commissioned in November 1943, he remained in the RAF after the war and retired in 1962. Overall size: 19½" x 26½"
Print Size: 19 1/2" x 26 1/2"
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This Limited Edition set includes both prints for a great deal: "The Breach" and "Final Briefing" by Anthony Saunders.