Event    From 16/5/1943  To 17/5/1943

Dambusters Raid

Categories: Armed Forces, Aviation

An attack by Royal Air Force 617 Squadron on German dams using bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. The operation was led by Guy Gibson. Subject of the 1955 film The Dambusters for which Eric Coates wrote the famous score. The picture source website explains how the bombs worked.

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Dambusters Raid

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Guy Gibson

English Heritage Guy Gibson VC, 1918 - 1944, pilot, leader of the Dambusters ...

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Road Research Laboratory

{By an image of a Lancaster Bomber:} Tests conducted by the Road Research Lab...

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London Scottish Regiment

London Scottish Regiment

Founded as part of the volunteer force sponsored by the Highland Society of London and the Caledonian Society of London, under the command of Lt. Col. Lord Elcho. He clothed the regiment in Hodden ...

Group, Armed Forces, Scotland

1 memorial
Corporal Malcolm MacPhearson

Corporal Malcolm MacPhearson

See Farquar Shaw for the story of the Black Watch mutiny.

Person, Armed Forces, Execution, Scotland

1 memorial
F. E. J. Hart

F. E. J. Hart

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
R. H. Austin

R. H. Austin

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
A. H. Moody

A. H. Moody

Gloucester Regt.. Fought but did not die in WW1

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial