The crews of 617 Squadron that took part in the epic Dambusters raid on the night of 16/17 May 1943 were among the finest in the RAF. They were the elite of Bomber Command, and when they left RAF Scampton that night, the skills of their pilots – some of the finest bomber pilots of the Second World War, would be tested to the limit.
Delicately crafted in a subtle, unique blend of pencil and paint, Robert's latest masterpiece is a truly stunning and highly individual rendition of this most famous mission. Printed on the latest precision press, each of these exclusive limited edition prints is a true and faithful reproduction of his masterful original.
Sergeant RAY GRAYSTON RAF
Flight Engineer in Lancaster AJ-N – they breached the Eder Dam.
Squadron Leader GEORGE JOHNSON DFM RAF
Bomb Aimer on Lancaster AJ-T – they attacked the Sorpe Dam.
Corporal KENNETH LUCAS RAF
Ground crew technician who worked on the Dambuster Lancasters.
Flight Sergeant GRANT McDONALD RCAF
Rear Gunner in Lancaster AJ-F – they attacked the Sorpe Dam.
Squadron Leader LES MUNRO DSO DFC RNZAF
Captain and pilot of Lancaster AJ-W, one of Gibson’s three flight commanders, assigned to attack the Sorpe Dam.
Sergeant FRED SUTHERLAND RCAF
Front Gunner in Lancaster AJ-N – they breached the Eder Dam.
The FIFTY (50) Publisher Proofs have been signed by all six of the veterans on the limited edition. However, in addition, each of these elegant proofs has been individually matted to contain the authentic signatures of another six legendary Dambuster pilots and crew, five of whom were decorated for their part in the epic Dambuster raid.
Squadron Leader KEN BROWN CGM RCAF
Captain and Pilot of Lancaster AJ-F that attacked the Sorpe Dam.
Flight Lieutenant EDWARD JOHNSON DFC RAF
Bomb Aimer on Les Knight’s Lancaster AJ-N that attacked, and breached, the Eder Dam.
Air Marshal Sir HAROLD ‘MICK’ MARTIN KCB CB DSO* DFC* AFC RAAF
The Pilot of Lancaster AJ-P, and Gibson's Deputy Leader, his was the third aircraft to attack the Möhne Dam.
Flying Officer DAVE ROGER DFC RCAF
Canadian Dave Roger joined was rear gunner in Joe McCarthy’s Lancaster AJ-T that attacked the Sorpe Dam.
Squadron Leader DAVID SHANNON DSO* DFC* RAAF
The Pilot of Lancaster AJ-L, he went first to the Möhne Dam, and then attacked the Eder Dam.
Flight Lieutenant BILL TOWNSEND CGM DFM RAF
He was Captain and Pilot of Lancaster AJ-O, and attacked the Ennepe Dam.