John Rutherford Collection
This painting depicts W/C Guy Gibson attacking the Mohne Dam just after midnight on 17 May, 1943. As they approached the dam, P/O "Terry" Taerum watched the downward projecting spotlights from the side-blister in the cockpit and directed Gibson to the required 60' altitude. The painting was commissioned to commemorate the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Dams Raid. It was unveiled on 16 August, 2003 by Fred Sutherland, front-gunner aboard F/L Knight's Lancaster that breached the Eder Dam, and Rob Taerum, Terry Taerum's nephew.