Avro Lancaster ED934 Giclée Art Print
High quality art print of Avro Lancaster ED934, 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 ED934, designated AJ-K within No. 617 Squadron, was crewed by Byers, Taylor, Warner, Wilkinson, Whitaker, Jarvie, and McDowell. Part of the third wave of Lancaster bombers, ED934 was shot down over the Dutch coast outbound, and sadly, all seven members of the crew lost their lives.
This illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.