ON COURSE FOR THE MÖHNE DAM - Framed Collectors Piece
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.
Richard's memorable piece depicts Guy Gibson leading the first wave of Lancasters towards the German border and on to the Möhne dam. After crossing the coast a fraction off course, Gibson adjusts his compass heading slightly and, as the unmistakable thunder of 12 cylinder Merlin engines at full throttle shatters the night, follows the course of a large canal where the owner of an ancient windmill, hearing the noise, hurries outside to witness the event.
Framed to full conservation standards, this superb piece has been personally autographed by two famous aircrew who took part in Operation Chastise:
- Squadron Leader Les Munro CNZM DSO QSO DFC
- Squadron Leader George Johnson MBE DFM
- Framed Prints
- 34.25 x 28 inches
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