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Dambusters Raid

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P/O Burpee and crew.

Five Lancasters were lost en-route to the Dams. Sgt. Byers was hit by flak and crashed as he reached the enemy coast. F/L Astell and F/L Barlow struck high-tension lines. P/O Burpee and P/O Ottley were shot down by flak.

Two aircraft returned to base without reaching the enemy coast. P/O Rice flew so low that his aircraft struck the sea tearing off part of the Lancaster's belly and his weapon. F/L Munro's aircraft was struck by flak. His radios and intercom systems were knocked out so he was forced to return to base.






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