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Dambusters Raid

Event  From 16/5/1943  To 17/5/1943

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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