Squadron of Avro Lancaster Bombers
On the night of May 16th 1943, a Royal Air Force squadron of Avro Lancaster bombers took-off from RAF Scampton, heading for the industrial heartland of Germany.
Led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, the 19 Lancaster Bombers of 617 Squadron launched arguably the most audacious, daring and innovative air assault through World War II.
Operation Chastise targeted three of the most important dams in the Ruhr Valley; the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe. Carrying the revolutionary ‘Bouncing Bomb’, the brain child of Barnes Wallis, the aim of this mission was to not only destroy the dams, but to seriously disrupt the manufacturing output by Germany.
What followed was a feat of human courage, tenacity and dedication to duty, and as a result 617 Squadron has ever after been known by the epithet, “The Dambusters”!
This classic documentary includes rare footage mixed with computer graphics & animation to represent the bombing raid itself.
Credit to : Military Aviation TV