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John_Wayne_
05-16-2007, 11:18 AM
No-one else noticed?

http://www.dambusters.org.uk/index.htm

John_Wayne_
05-16-2007, 11:18 AM
No-one else noticed?

http://www.dambusters.org.uk/index.htm

Hanglands
05-16-2007, 02:55 PM
Hi There,

Yes I noticed the Dams aniiversary.

I was lucky enough to be at Aces High a couple of Sundays ago for a 617 Sqdn signing.

It couldnt be called 'Dambusters' signing really, as two of the guys joined the squadron 6 months after the dams raid and participaited in the Tirpitz raid.

Heres my memento :

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/ChickenHawk_2006/Dbuster.jpg

From left to righ the signatures are :

Sqdn Ldr Ted Wass

FO Basil Fish

Sergeant RAYMOND E. GRAYSTON. Ray Grayston had been serving in 50 Squadron when he was posted to 617 Squadron in March 1943. The flight engineer of Les Knight's Avro Lancaster AJ-N, they attacked and successfully breached the Eder
Dam. Ray was shot down on 16 September 1943. and was taken to
Stalag Luft III as a POW.

Corporal KENNETH LUCAS. Ken Lucas joined the RAF in June 1940, and was posted as ground crew to 49 Squadron at RAF Scampton, transferring to 617 Squadron on its formation He was heavily involved in carrying out the modifications to the aircraft before the raid, fitting the motors that drove the belt that spun the bomb, and attaching the crucial lamps to the underside of the aircraft.

Squadron Leader GEORGE L. JOHNSON DFM. Joining the RAF in 1940 George Johnson served with 97 Squadron before joining 617 Squadron. Bomb Aimer on American Joe McCarthy's Avro Lancaster AJ-T they attacked the Sorpe Dam for which he was awarded the DFM . Commissioned a few months later, George retired from the RAF in 1962

Robert Tomlin, the artist.

Unfortunately the batteries in my camera died as soon as we got there, so no piccies of the men themselves.

Great men, all of them.

S! To 617!

MB_Avro_UK
05-16-2007, 02:56 PM
Over here in the UK, the BBC (Biased Broadcasting Corporation) has of course failed to mention it. Does not fit in with Tony Blair's view of 'Imperialistic events' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Here's a link anyway:

http://www.dambusters.org.uk/about.htm

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Huxley_S
05-16-2007, 04:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Over here in the UK, the BBC (Biased Broadcasting Corporation) has of course failed to mention it. Does not fit in with Tony Blair's view of 'Imperialistic events' Angry </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm... searching the BBC website brings back 28 pages of results, including one dated today.

http://search.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/search/results.pl?q=dam....y=0&go=go&edition=i (http://search.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/search/results.pl?q=dambusters&go.x=0&go.y=0&go=go&edition=i)

Check out the link for the new movie, filming in Lincolnshire it seems... hmmm Bomber beer!

major_setback
05-17-2007, 03:13 AM
A nice bit of Lancaster film from that site posted above. Talk of the new Peter Jackson movie too. (Top right on that link).

woofiedog
05-17-2007, 04:24 AM
http://images4.fotki.com/v46/photos/1/133612/492629/p_damsraid7a-vi.jpg

A few links to the aircraft & crews used during the raids...

Links:

Main site... : http://www.thedambusters.org.uk/617squadron.html

First Wave... : http://www.thedambusters.org.uk/first_wave.html

Second Wave... : http://www.thedambusters.org.uk/second_wave.html

Third Wave... : http://www.thedambusters.org.uk/third_wave.html

Other Crews... : http://www.thedambusters.org.uk/other-crews.html

The Dams... : http://www.thedambusters.org.uk/dams.html

Some modern photos of the sites.... : http://www.elsham.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/raf_bc/damsraid.html

J.M.LLOYD
05-17-2007, 07:14 AM
I thought about it here in Australia,8am 17th May,which would be midnight 16th UK about the time 64 years ago that Gibson was approuching the dams...God Bless them