Dambusters 70th Anniversary Mini Exhibition

14 - 26 May 2013

The Dambusters 70th anniversary logo

Now extended by popular demand until Monday 26th of May - Bank Holiday Monday.

To commemorate 70th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid, our London site will be exhibiting a temporary display that examines the hidden history and ingenuity of the men participated in this mission.

At a time when there was no such thing as an in-flight computer, the raid's success rested upon crews use of geometry, spotlight height finders and skilful flying to ensure that their mission was a success.

By sheer grit and determination the men of 617 Squadron ensured that they would enter RAF legend and become celebrated by the people of Great Britain.

Amongst the objects that will be on display are photo-reconnaissance of the Dams before and after the Raid, a facsimile of  Mickey Martin’s logbook and the original draft of Guy Gibson's book ‘Enemy Coast Ahead’, plus letters from various crewmembers to family members on the home-front as well as part of the Möhne Dam itself.

These items will be located in display cases by the Museum’s new permanent Operation Chastise exhibition, by the entrance of Bomber Hall. 


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