THE DAMBUSTERS – INBOUND TO TARGET
by Robert Taylor
The crews of 617 Squadron that took part in the epic Dambusters raid on the night of 16/17 May 1943 were among the finest in the RAF. They were the elite of Bomber Command, and when they left RAF Scampton that night, the skills of their pilots – some of the finest of the Second World War, would be tested to the limit. In this outstanding new work Flight Lieutenant ‘Mick’ Martin, in company with Flight Lieutenant John Hopgood in the distance, follows one of the many canals of Holland, wingtips barely missing the sails of the windmills, en-route to the Möhne Dam. Delicately crafted in a subtle, unique blend of pencil and paint, Robert’s latest masterpiece is a truly stunning and highly individual rendition of this most famous mission. Printed on the latest precision press, each of these exclusive limited edition prints is a true and faithful reproduction of his masterful original.
Overall Print Size: 21.¾” wide x 14.3/8” high
Every print in this breathtakingly beautiful new limited edition has been individually signed by the five surviving air crew veterans and a ground crew veteran of the Dams raid.
The Limited Edition:
Sergeant RAY GRAYSTON RAF
Flight Engineer in Lancaster AJ-N – they breached the Eder Dam.
Squadron Leader GEORGE JOHNSON DFM RAF
Bomb Aimer on Lancaster AJ-T – they attacked the Sorpe Dam.
Corporal KENNETH LUCAS RAF
Ground crew technician who worked on the Dambuster Lancasters.
Flight Sergeant GRANT McDONALD RCAF
Rear Gunner in Lancaster AJ-F – they attacked the Sorpe Dam.
Squadron Leader LES MUNRO DSO DFC RNZAF
Captain and pilot of Lancaster AJ-W, one of Gibson’s three flight commanders, assigned to attack the Sorpe Dam.
Sergeant FRED SUTHERLAND RCAF
Front Gunner in Lancaster AJ-N – they breached the Eder Dam.
Edition Size – 225