The ground crew knew from the size of the bombs they were loading, this was going to be a very special operation for the Lancaster crews of 9 Squadron. Designed by Barnes Wallis, The Tallboy bomb weighed in at an impressive 12,000Ib. On this occasion in November 1944 the crews and aircraft are being readied for departure to Lossiemouth or Kinloss on route to sink the battleship Tirpitz laying at anchor near Tromsø in Norway.
Overall size: 16" x 28"
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Signed by a pilot, flight engineer, bomb aimer and a wireless operator/air gunner from 9 Sqdn.