On May 16-17 1943 Operation Chastise was carried out by Lincolnshire based 617 Squadron and the Lancaster Bomber. The success of the raid on the 3 dams in the Ruhr Valley was largely down to the secret weapon of the crew, now known as the Bouncing Bomb. The raid caused significant disruption to German infrastructure causing huge disruption to their production efforts.
Of the 133 crew, 53 men died, 3 were captured and 8 aircraft were destroyed.
Enjoy 20% off our Lancaster Bomber collection until May 21st
For those that love aviation history our Lancaster Bomber Gifts collection is a real treat! The Avro Lancaster Bomber is the most famous and successful bomber of World War 2 and any fan will know only 2 in the world remain airworthy.
One of these priceless artefacts is based based at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, also known as Bomber County! We’re pleased to say we have a slightly bigger selection of Lancaster Bomber inspired gifts for you to choose from.