Dambusters Guy Gibson and Dave Maltby at RAF Scampton July 1943

Wing Commander Guy Gibson and Squadron Leader DJH 'Dave' MaltbyRAF Scampton July 1943

Wing Commander Guy Gibson of Dambusters 617 Squadron sits at his desk at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire with fellow dam buster Squadron Leader Dave Maltby. The picture was taken by an official RAF photographer on 22 July 1943.

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Australia’s Most Highly Decorated Airman of WWII – Dambuster Flt Lt Dave Shannon

Flight Lieutenant Dave Shannon, Flight Lieutenant RD Trevor-Roper, Squadron Leader GW Holden - 617 Squadron 22 July 1943

Australian Flight Lieutenant Dave Shannon with Gibson’s rear-gunner, Flight Lieutenant RD Trevor-Roper and Squadron Leader GW Holden, all of the RAF’s Dambuster 617 Squadron on 22 July 1943.

Shannon was the most highly decorated Australian airman who served during the Second World War.

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Guy Gibson and members of his Dambuster crew in July 1943

Guy Gibson and Dambuster Crew Members 22 July 1943

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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