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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J. Richbell

J. Richbell

M.M., Sergt. Trench Mortar Batty.. Fought but did not die in WW1

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Richard Braley

Richard Braley

Captain Richard Gordon Braley was born on 16 June 1921 in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA, the son and elder child of Rex Estes Braley (1890-1981) and Jessie Maude Braley née McCament...

Person, Armed Forces, USA

War served, WW2
1 memorial
Richard Savage, fourth Earl Rivers

Richard Savage, fourth Earl Rivers

Governor of the Tower of London, soldier who fought in Ireland for William III and notorious womanizer. Birth date uncertain. Died at home at Ealing Grove, Middlesex.

Person, Armed Forces, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
J. W. C. Dunn

J. W. C. Dunn

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