After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next

After the Flood: What the Dambusters Did Next

John Nichol


Former RAF twister Navigator and Gulf warfare veteran John Nichol units out on a private trip to find what occurred to 617 Squadron after the flood.

The position RAF 617 Squadron within the destruction of the dams on the center of the economic Ruhr has been celebrated in publication, journal and picture for greater than seventy years.

On the seventeenth may possibly 1943, 133 airmen set out in 19 Lancasters to ruin the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams. fifty six of them didn't go back. regardless of those catastrophic losses, the raid grew to become a big propaganda triumph. The survivors have been feted as heroes and have become celebrities in their time.

They were introduced jointly for one particular job – so what occurred subsequent? Of the seventy seven males who made it domestic from that raid, 32 could lose their lives later within the warfare and merely forty five survived to work out the victory for which they fought.

Few are conscious of the level of the Dambuster squadron’s operations after the Dams Raid. They turned the ‘go to’ squadron for professional precision assaults, losing the most important bombs ever outfitted on battleships, railway bridges, mystery weapon institutions, rockets websites and U-boat development pens. They have been inquisitive about makes an attempt at the lives of enemy leaders, either Hitler and Mussolini, created a ‘false fleet’ on D-day which fooled the Germans, and knocked out a German great gun which might have rained six hundred shells an hour on London.

In ‘After The Flood’, John Nichol retraces the trail of 617 Squadron’s most deadly sorties as their popularity known as them into motion back and again.

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