Wing Commander Guy Gibson’s
PILOT’S FLYING LOG BOOK No.2
Presented in its own luxury embossed presentation box with an original pencil drawing by Richard Taylor.
The log book of the iconic leader of the Dams Raid. Officially licensed as a faithful reproduction of the original, which is held in the Public Records Office in London, only a limited number have ever been produced. It covers the period from 15 November 1940, with the first written entry an ‘aileron / elevator test’ on a 29 Squadron Blenheim, and records all of his subsequent flights up to the ‘air test’ of a P-38 Lightning on 16 September 1944. Three days later, on 19 September, Gibson was killed piloting a Mosquito over Holland.
For Dambuster enthusiasts, the most important entries are those leading up to and including the mission that took place on the 16 / 17 May 1943 – the night he led the Lancasters of 617 Squadron on Operation Chastise, the legendary raid for which his leadership and conspicuous bravery led to the award of the Victoria Cross.
To make this special book even more unique it is issued in two highly-restricted editions (shown below) both of which feature Gibson’s Flying Log Book at their heart.
Both include an original drawing by artist Richard Taylor, each of which is different from the next, making every copy a truly unique collector's item.
Strictly limited to just 19 copies in memory of the nineteen Lancaster crews that took part in
Each copy features a faithful reproduction of Guy Gibson’s Flying Log Book No.2 enclosed
within a velvet-lined, embossed presentation box which also contains an original pencil drawing
specially crafted for the occasion by Richard Taylor.
Of the nineteen aircraft that set out from Scampton on Operation Chastise, only eleven returned
and remembering those survivors, this edition is restricted to only eleven copies worldwide.
Each original drawing is conservation matted within the presentation box to include the authentic signatures of four famous Dambusters, including the last surviving veteran to take part in the raid.
Available in the following editions
Reproduction log book with original pencil drawing.
Reproduction log book with original pencil drawing and 4 Dambusters signatures - Sold Out
Veteran's edition signatures
Sqn Ldr George Johnson MBE DFM - Bomb-Aimer on Lancaster AJ-T
Sqn Ldr Les Munro CNZM DSO QSO DFC - Pilot on Lancaster AJ-W
Sqn Ldr Dave Shannon DSO* DFC* - Pilot on Lancaster AJ-L
Air Mshl Sir ‘Mick’ Martin KCB CB DSO* DFC* AFC - Pilot on Lancaster AJ-P
To complete the Veteran’s Edition, each copy is issued with a special Certificate of Authenticity which doubles as a unique information booklet and includes biographies of the four signatures, full crew list of those who took part in the raid, plus an overview of the awards received by members of 617 Squadron for their part in the raid.