Thursday, 16 May 2013

617 Squadron, 1943

Their finest hour. 
(With thanks to The Dambusters)


Trobairitz said...

Everyone looks so happy in the photo......

Funny to think that was 70 years ago. 1943 doesn't seem like it was that long ago.

BillB said...

Trobairitz - they are probably happy to have survived.

I read somewhere that they flew about 100 feet off the ground - one was engulfed in flames hitting a power line - another crashed (forget the reason) -

Truly an amazing feet - both their flying and courage, and Wallis Barnes for thinking outside the box developing that skip bomb.

There is an episode in Foyle's War dealing with this - although the main character in development isn't specifically called Barnes and of course a murder occurs in the lab (for Foyle to solve)