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IWM’s collections cover all aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict involving Britain, the Commonwealth and other former empire countries. They were intended to record the 'toil and sacrifice' of every individual affected by war.
On the night of 25/26 June 1942, the RAF launched its third 1,000 bomber raid of WWII. The raid targeted the German port city of Bremen, a major center for German aircraft manufacturing. It was moderately successful, but cloudy skies limited the ability of the RAF pilots to successfully hit their targets.
FLIGHT ARTWORKS | Goner from Dambusters Lancaster J-Johnny black and white version art prints and canvas prints
The Type 464 (Provisioning) Lancaster bomber of 617 Squadron ED906/G AJ-J for Johnny, whose Barnes Wallis-designed Upkeep 'bouncing bomb' finally smashed the Mohne Dam on 17 May 1943. "Goner" was the code signal for weapon dropped. Pilot David Maltby, Flight engineer William Hatton, Navigator Vivian Nicholson, Wireless operator Antony Stone, Bomb aimer John Fort, Rear gunner Harold Simmonds and Front gunner Victor Hill, seen sending a 100% tracer stream at the dam defences. The crew returned…