Bombing Up Tommy by Richard Taylor - Aviation Art

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"Bombing Up Tommy"

BY RICHARD TAYLOR


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RAF Scampton on the afternoon of 16 May 1943 and Lancaster AJ-T ‘Tommy’ is loaded with the ingenious ‘Upkeep’ bouncing bomb by ground crews of 617 Sqn, in preparation for Operation Chastise.

As a reserve aircraft AJ-T wasn't fitted with twin Aldis lamps for gauging the correct height, however after nine aborted attempts Bomb Aimer George ‘Johnny’ Johnson would release their bomb on target, scoring a direct hit on the Sorpe Dam at 00.46 hrs, 17 May 1943.

 

Overall size: 12½" x 24"

 

"Bombing Up Tommy" Editions:

  • Limited Edition: Signed by the artist ~ 85 prints ($75)
  • Artist's Proof: As above ~ 15 prints ($150)
  • Remarque: Signed by the artist and George "Johnny" Johnson ~ 15 prints ($545)
  • Double Remarque: As above ~ 10 prints ($875)

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