The Dambusters Raid “Operation Chastise”, 70 years ago today

70 yrs ago today, 19 Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron RAF skilfully attacked the great dams of Western Germany using an innovative new Bouncing Bomb developed by Barnes Wallis to breach the dam defences . 'Operation Chastise' the official title of the Dambusters Raid was a partial success. Of the five intended targets only two of the dams were breached. Nevertheless the raid is rightly one of the greatest moments in R.A.F. history and lives [...]