Approaching the Möhne Dam fast and low, Mick Martin draws the enemy’s fire to port as does Guy Gibson to starboard, whilst Flt Lt David Maltby makes his approach, holding Lancaster AJ-J steady and true for his bomb aimer John Fort to release their Upkeep ‘bouncing bomb’ at 00.49hrs on 17 May 1943.
The mine bounced to perfection across the moonlit lake before detonating against the dam wall which, already weakened, finally collapsed. The Möhne Dam had eventually been breached.
Overall size: 22" x 36"
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Signed by George Johnson MBE DFM & Dr. Mary Stopes-Roe.
Sqdn. Ldr. George Johnson - Bomb-aimer on Lancaster AJ-T that attacked the Sorpe Dam, scoring a direct hit.
Dr Mary Stopes-Roe - The daughter of Sir Barnes Wallis who, as a child, helped inspire her father to develop the Bouncing Bomb.
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