Tells the dramatic story of a renowned British flying legend and his leadership of the most famous bombing mission of the Second World War. The book is a fitting tribute to Gibson and the airmen who took part in the legendary Dambuster raid in May 1943.
The book explores Gibson’s complex and difficult personality, the development of the bouncing bomb and the intense wrangling within the RAF that almost stopped it getting off the drawing board.
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Wing Commander Guy Gibson, commander of 617 Squadron and the Dambuster raid with members of his crew at RAF Scampton on 22 July 1943.
Those in the photograph are, from left to right, Wing Commander Guy Gibson, Pilot Officer P M Spafford, bomb-aimer; Flight Lieutenant R E G Hutchinson, wireless operator; Pilot Officer G A Deering and Flying Officer H T Taerum, gunners.
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