The Dambusters

On the night of 16/17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron RAF set out to attack dams in the Ruhr valley, principally the Möhne, Eder and Sörpe.

Each Lancaster was modified to carry a special bomb designed specifically for the raid. In order to overcome the torpedo net defences of the dams the bomb was designed to skip across the water, strike the dam wall and sink to a predetermined depth before exploding.

The crews were required to fly straight and level at a precise 60ft above the water to press home their attacks, leaving them vulnerable to the flak batteries protecting the dams. In the course of the mission the Möhne and Eder dams were breached and the Sörpe damaged, all at the cost of
eight aircraft lost, fifty three crew killed and three captured.

It remains one of the most remarkable and daring missions of WWII, conducted with technichal brilliance and great heroism.

Bomb Away!
Bomb Away!
by Robert Taylor
Six signatures - $225
Dambusters - Breaching the Eder Dam
Dambusters - Breaching the Eder Dam
by Robert Taylor
Two signatures - $320
available with six signatures
Dambusters - Goner 58A - by Robert Taylor
Dambusters - Goner 58A
by Robert Taylor
Three signatures - $135
available matted with additional signatures
Dambusters - The Impossible Mission
Dambusters - The Impossible Mission
by Robert Taylor
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795
Dambusters - Inbound to Target
Dambusters - Inbound to Target
by Robert Taylor
Six signatures - $195
Operation Chastise
Operation Chastise
by Robert Taylor
giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - $795
Last Moments of the Mohne Dam
The Dambusters
Last Moments of the Möhne Dam
by Robert Taylor
Three signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
Dambusters - Leading the Way - by Robert Taylor
Dambusters - Leading the Way
by Robert Taylor
Two signatures - $185
available with additional signatures
The Dambusters - Three Good Bounces
The Dambusters
Three Good Bounces
by Robert Taylor
Three signatures - $320
available with additional signatures
(also available on canvas)
Approach to the Mohne Dam
Approach to the Möhne Dam
by Anthony Saunders
Two signatures - $165
The Breach
The Breach
by Anthony Saunders
One signature - $145

Coup De Grâce
by Anthony Saunders
One signature & book- $170
(available with additional signatures)
Dambusters
Dambusters
by Anthony Saunders
Two signatures - $135
EnRoute
En-Route
by Anthony Saunders
Two signatures - $210
Final Briefing
Final Briefing
by Anthony Saunders
One signature - $145
Low Pass Over the Mohne Dam
Low Pass Over the Möhne Dam
by Anthony Saunders
Three signatures - $165
Pathway to the Ruhr
Pathway to the Ruhr
by Anthony Saunders
Four signatures - $165
The American Dambuster
The American Dambuster
by Mark postlethwaite
One pilot signature - $150
Dambusters - Dusk Departure
Dambusters - Dusk Departure
by Mark postlethwaite
Signed by the artist - $130
Dambusters - Approaching the Eder Dam
Dambusters - Approaching the Eder
by Mark postlethwaite
Signed by the artist - $95
Attacking the Sorpe Dam - by Richard Taylor
Attacking the Sorpe Dam
by Richard Taylor
One Dambuster signature - $160
includes signed book
  Bombing Up Tommy - by Richard Taylor
Bombing Up Tommy
by Richard Taylor
Artist signed - $75
(available with crew signature)