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ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-15-2006, 07:06 AM
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ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-15-2006, 07:06 AM
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blairgowrie
01-15-2006, 07:16 AM
I didn't realise that Gibson was killed on an op.

Thanks for the read. Very interesting.

FI-Skipper
01-15-2006, 07:20 AM
A great book...though I think I do perhaps prefer "Enemy Coast Ahead" written by the man himself http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Stuka_G10
01-15-2006, 07:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Ever wondered what happened to the players of the dam buster raid? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, they uninstalled it after realising how cr*p cfs3 was.

ARCHIE_CALVERT
01-15-2006, 07:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stuka_G10:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Ever wondered what happened to the players of the dam buster raid? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, they uninstalled it after realising how cr*p cfs3 was. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Low_Flyer_MkII
01-15-2006, 08:00 AM
Nice one, Stuka_G10 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

617 Squadron successfully attacked another dam on 7th October 1944. It was feared that the Germans would flood the area around the Kembs Dam on the Rhine, North West of Basle, to hinder the Allied advance through Mulhouse, eastern France. So the RAF flooded the area with plenty of time for the water to subside before any advance. Six Lancasters, armed with Tallboys fitted with 30 minute fuses went in at 500 feet while the local flak gunners were occupied by seven Lancasters coming in on a high level bomb run carrying 25 second delay Tallboys. Mustangs of No's 129, 306 and 315 Squadrons escorted and assisted with flak suppression.

Source: RAF Bomber Command 1938 - 1968. Chris Ashworth. Patrick Stephens Ltd. 1995. ISBN 1 85260 308 9.

It's mentioned in some detail in Brickhill's 'The Dambusters' too.

John_Pimlott
01-15-2006, 11:33 AM
I'm pleased that you drew attention to that book. In my opinion much of what 617 Squadron achieved after the dams raid is of even more enormous significance. Leonard Cheshire of 617 is a particular hero of mine if its appropriate for a man of my age to have a hero.
Do get a copy of the book, which follows 617 through to the end of the war if you haven't already.
http://www.leonard-cheshire.org/
Best wishes.
John Pimlott

Low_Flyer_MkII
01-15-2006, 11:46 AM
I can't blame anyone for having Cheshire as their hero - his story is truly remarkable.
And I'll agree with your endorsement of the book. It's a great read and a fine tribute.

p1ngu666
01-15-2006, 11:52 AM
yeah, really good book that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

i picked it up cheap ages ago too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Low_Flyer_MkII
01-15-2006, 11:58 AM
Couple of nice 'Dambusters' sites. The National Archives one is particularly good.

http://www.dambusters.org.uk/

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/dambusters/

stathem
01-15-2006, 12:02 PM
Agree wholeheartedly with the above comments.

I struck lucky with this book twice, being given an original 1952 edition one by a friend, then finding it in a complilation along with 4 WW1 books and "The Greatest Raid of All","Cockleshell Heroes" and "Das Reich" all for ‚£20 in a charity shop.

Great reads, and I think it's a shame that Wallis wasn't listened to in 1939 wrt the earthquake bombs.

WOLFMondo
01-15-2006, 01:14 PM
From the website:

"He served almost without interruption in Bomber Command, flying a record of one hundred bombing missions. He was the most highly decorated bomber pilot of the second world war, and received the accolade of the Victoria Cross. At one stage, he dropped a rank to take command of the famous 617 Squadron, the Dambusters."

Wow! That guy had either allot of luck or the man upstairs looking out for him.

Enforcer572005
01-15-2006, 09:00 PM
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Where do they find such guys in wartime? The movie about the dambusters was great.....had the last lancs in the RAF in it i think. Was amazing how gibson got the idea of the altitude indicating lights from watching a show in a theatre and the lights come together. Guts and brains in incredible quantity. Guys like that just dont like flying desks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif