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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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