Lancaster Mk III type 464 provisioning, P/O Ottley, No 617 Squadron RAF, Operation Chastise, 16 May 1943

Operation Chastise took place during the night of 16-17 May 1943 and was meant to destroy dams in the industrial Rühr region. Bouncing bombs designed by Barnes Wallis were dropped by specially-modified Lancasters led by Guy Gibson, and succeeded in breaching two of the three dams. Gibson was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part in the raid.

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“The Dambusters”
No 617 Squadron RAF
Ruhr Valley Dams Raid
16-17 May 1943



Avro Lancaster B Mk III type 464 provisioning
Flown by P/O Ottley, Lancaster ED910 / AJ-C was part of the third wave of the attack and was diverted  to attack the Lister dam. Before it could reach its target, it was hit by light Flak north of Hamm and fell in the Boselargerschen forest. Only Frank Tees survived the crash and became a prisoner of war.


Pilot: P/O Warner H. T. Ottley †, DFC
Flight Engineer: Sgt Ronald Marsden †, DFM
Navigator: F/O Jack K. Kenneth †, DFC
Wireless Operator: Sgt Jack Guterman †, DFM
Bomb aimer: F/Sgt Thomas B. Johnston †
Front Gunner: Sgt Harry J. Strange †
Rear Gunner: Sgt Frank Tees



Artist: Gaëtan Marie

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