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Dambusters
  • The Visit Of HM King George VI To No 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) Royal Air Force, Scampton, Lincolnshire, 27 May 1943, Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC, DSO and bar, DFC and bar, with members of his Squadron. In the front row are Gibson's flight commanders, on his right Squadron Leader Dave Maltby, and on his left Squadron Leader Mick Martin, 27 May 1943. (Photo by Royal Air Force Official Photographer/ Imperial War Museums via Getty Images)
  • Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC, DSO And BAR, DFC And BAR, Commander Of 617 Squadron (Dambusters) At Scampton, Lincolnshire, 22 July 1943, Wing Commander Guy Gibson sitting in a poppy field reading a book, 22 July 1943. (Photo by Royal Air Force Official Photographer/ Imperial War Museums via Getty Images)
  • 617 Squadron (Dambusters) At Scampton, Lincolnshire, 22 July 1943, The crew of Lancaster ED285/`AJ-T' sitting on the grass, posed under stormy clouds. Left to right: Sergeant G Johnson; Pilot Officer D A MacLean, navigator; Flight Lieutenant J C McCarthy, pilot; Sergeant L Eaton, gunner. In the rear are Sergeant R Batson, gunner; and Sergeant W G Ratcliffe, engineer, 22 July 1943. (Photo by Royal Air Force Official Photographer/ Imperial War Museums via Getty Images)
  • Dambusters bouncing bomb discovered washed up on a beach in Kent 
  • Undated handout photo issued by the Imperial War Museum of Wing Commander Gibson and his crew as they board their Avro Lancaster A3-G (ED 932/G) for the Dams' raid, (left to right) Flight Lieutenant R D Trevor-Roper DEM; Sergeant J Pulford; Flight Sergeant G A Deering RCAF; Pilot Officer F M Spafford DFM RAAF; Flight Lieutenant R E G Hutchinson DFC; Wing Commander Guy Gibson; Pilot Officer H T Taerum RCAF, as British pilots from the Royal Navy and RAF who will form a new 617 Squadron, are training alongside the US Marine Corps on the F35B Lightning II jet at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, USA ahead of the aircraft entering service from 2018. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday May 16, 2016. The new 617 Squadron will be a combined team of Royal Navy and RAF personnel who will fly from both land and sea, based from RAF Marham and deployed periodically on the Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers. They will return to the UK in 2018 from their current training base of United States Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina, USA. See PA story DEFENCE Dambusters. Photo credit should read: Imperial War Museum/Richard Bayford/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
  • Users get a new perspective of the historic mission at the Royal Air Force Museum.
  • Dambusters 75th anniversary: How the Second World War raid unfolded, hour by hour
  • Dambusters 75th anniversary: How the Second World War raid unfolded, hour by hour
  • Dambusters 75th anniversary: How the Second World War raid unfolded, hour by hour
  • Dambusters 75th anniversary: How the Second World War raid unfolded, hour by hour
  • Dambusters 75th anniversary: How the Second World War raid unfolded, hour by hour
  • Dambusters 75th anniversary: How the Second World War raid unfolded, hour by hour
  • In the footsteps of the Dambusters: Walking with ghosts in Lincolnshire
  • Dambusters bouncing bomb discovered washed up on a beach in Kent 
  • Last surviving Dambusters pilot dies in New Zealand
  • A floral tribute lies on the floor after the funeral of Royal Air Force veteran Harold Jellicoe Percival at Lytham Park Crematorium in Lytham St Annes,northern England, November 11, 2013. An appeal was made for people to attend the funeral of Harold Jellicoe Percival who died with no close friends or relatives. He served as ground crew with the RAF's Bomber Command and helped with the famous Dambusters raids during the Second World War. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: OBITUARY POLITICS SOCIETY MILITARY)
  • Henry Tizard backed-up Barnes Wallis's design for a bouncing bomb which was delivered by RAF 617 sqd Avro Lancaster bombers in the Dambusters raid over Germany, he was also instrumental in the development of Radar. May 1949. (Photo by Daily Herald/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
  • Wing Commander Guy Gibson (1918 - 1944) with the other members of his squadron who took part in the Dambusters raid during World War II. They are attending an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace for Gibson to receive the Victoria Cross, 22nd June 1943. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)