AWAITING THE CALL
by Robert Taylor
On 16th May 1943, the crews of 617 Sqn were about to embark on an audacious low-level assault against the great dams of Germany. Codenamed Operation Chastise, the task required exceptional flying skills and a specially designed ‘bouncing bomb’, but if the dams could be destroyed it would deal a massive blow to the Nazi war machine.
Robert perfectly captures the tense atmosphere in preparation for the raid - at 20.30 hrs a modified Lancaster with its massive ‘bouncing bomb’ clearly visible, stands at dispersal at RAF Scampton while her crew await the call to embark on this most daring mission.
This superb graphite edition acts as a lasting tribute to all those who took part in the raid and it’s therefore fitting that prints are personally signed by veterans who were directly involved:
- Squadron Leader Les Munro CNZM DSO QSO DFC
- Corporal Maureen Stevens
- Squadron Leader George Johnson MBE DFM
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Approx. matted size: 20.25” wide x 19” high
- 16.75 x 14 inches
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