|Postmark: Scampton||Date: 17th May 2005|
the night of 16th May 1943, W/C Gibson would lead his
highly trained squadron to successfully attack the dams
of the Ruhr Valley in the industrial heartland of
Germany. Code named Operation Chastise the
attacks on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe Dams demanded, high
precision, low level flying to deliver the unique Barnes
Wallis designed Upkeep bouncing bomb. The
success of Operation Chastise would write 617 Squadron
into the history books as perhaps the most legendary of
all the squadrons within Bomber Command.
The Cambridge Stamp Centre have produced a superb set of souvenir envelopes which commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the bombing of the Ruhr Dams in Operation Chastise. The cover illustration features a Lancaster bomber flying over the Mohne Dam and has a diagram showing the path of the Upkeep bouncing bomb. The covers will be signed by the 6 surviving members of the original 617 Dambuster Squadron and are postmarked 17th May 2008, 65th anniversary date for raid in 1943.
OF 5 (all of the same design)
available in this series (same design)
|Single Signed Covers (Set of 5)||24.95 GBP||ORDER|
|Single Signed Harry Humphries(same design)||29.95 GBP||ORDER|