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16 May 1943: As night begins to fall, RAF Lancasters from 617 Squadron leave…

16 May 1943: As night begins to fall, RAF Lancasters from 617 Squadron leave…

Роберт Тейлор (Robert Taylor) – 227 photos | VK

Роберт Тейлор (Robert Taylor) – 227 photos | VK

Lancaster bomber

Lancaster bomber

"Return of the Few" by Robert Taylor

"Return of the Few" by Robert Taylor

"Operation Chastise", subsequently known as 'The Dambusters' raid was launched from RAF Scampton Lincoln and carried out by No. 617 Squadron.

"Operation Chastise", subsequently known as 'The Dambusters' raid was launched from RAF Scampton Lincoln and carried out by No. 617 Squadron.

Dambusters departing

Dambusters departing

An Avro Lancaster of No. 300 Polish Bomber Squadron RAF flying over the smoke-covered target area during a daylight attack on the oil refinery and storage depot of Deutsche Vacuum AG at Bremen, Germany, by 133 Lancasters of No. 1 Group and 6 De Havilland Mosquitos of No. 8 Group.

An Avro Lancaster of No. 300 Polish Bomber Squadron RAF flying over the smoke-covered target area during a daylight attack on the oil refinery and storage depot of Deutsche Vacuum AG at Bremen, Germany, by 133 Lancasters of No. 1 Group and 6 De Havilland Mosquitos of No. 8 Group.

LANCASTER CELEBRATES ITS 100TH OPERATIONAL FLIGHT, WADDINGTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, MAY 1944

LANCASTER CELEBRATES ITS 100TH OPERATIONAL FLIGHT, WADDINGTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, MAY 1944

'Hopgood's Courageous Run' by Simon Atack - RAF Lancaster ED925 AJ-M (Mother) under the command of Flt. Lt. John Vere Hopgood 617Sqn as he made his ill-fated attack on the Mohne Dam in the early hours of 17th May 1943 "On my right was John Hopgood in M-Mother, that grand Englishman whom we call "Hoppy"; one of the greatest guys in the world...he had no nerves, he loved flying....I should say, "Hoppy" was probably the best pilot on the Squadron." - Wing Commander Guy Gibson 617Sqn

'Hopgood's Courageous Run' by Simon Atack - RAF Lancaster ED925 AJ-M (Mother) under the command of Flt. Lt. John Vere Hopgood 617Sqn as he made his ill-fated attack on the Mohne Dam in the early hours of 17th May 1943 "On my right was John Hopgood in M-Mother, that grand Englishman whom we call "Hoppy"; one of the greatest guys in the world...he had no nerves, he loved flying....I should say, "Hoppy" was probably the best pilot on the Squadron." - Wing Commander Guy Gibson 617Sqn

Two's Company by Alex Hamilton  For an aircraft conceived as a stopgap, the MkIX was an astonishing success. The planned successors to the M...

Two's Company by Alex Hamilton For an aircraft conceived as a stopgap, the MkIX was an astonishing success. The planned successors to the M...

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