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Dambusters Raid

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The aircrew selected included the best in Bomber Command and training began with low-level training over lakes in Britain. The flying was most demanding, requiring pilots to descend rapidly to sixty feet and then maintain that altitude and the required speed of 230 miles per hour.

On May 16, 1943, only eight weeks after the squadron had been formed, Guy Gibson and his squadron were ready to take off from their base at Scampton on what was to become the most famous bombing operation of the war.








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