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Avro Lancaster ED910 Giclée Art Print

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High quality art print of Avro Lancaster ED910, an Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) of No. 617 Squadron, specially refitted to take part in Operation Chastise, better known as the Dambusters Raid.

The Dambusters Raid saw nineteen Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron attack several dams in the Ruhr Valley in Germany: the Möhne, Eder, Sorpe, and Edersee dams. Flying on the night of 16/17 May 1943, each of the Lancasters carried an Vickers Type 464 'Upkeep' mine, better known as a bouncing bomb, which Barnes Wallis had designed specifically for the mission. The Lancasters flew in low to avoid detection, and bounced their Upkeep mines along the surface of the water and into the dam.

Lancaster ED910, designated within No. 617 Squadron as AJ-C, was crewed by Ottley (the pilot), Marsden, Barrett, Guterman, Johnston, Strange, and Tees. ED910 flew in the third and final wave of Lancaster bombers, but was shot down over Germany outbound. Six of the crew sadly lost their lives, with Frederick Tees the sole survivor of the crash. Tees would spend the rest of the war as a prisoner of war at Heydekruge POW Camp L6.

This illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.