Avro Lancaster ED927 Giclée Art Print
High quality art print of Avro Lancaster ED927, 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 ED927, designated AJ-E by No. 617 Squadron, was flown by Barlow, and had the following crew members: Whillis, Burgess, Williams, Gillespie, Glinz, Liddell. Flying in the middle wave, ED927 unfortunately collided with power cables on the outbound flight and crashed. The seven members of the crew sadly lost their lives.
This illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.