|The Möhne Dam the morning after - taken |
by Flying Officer Jerry Fray of No. 542 Squadron
from his Spitfire PR IX
Photo now public domain.
There's plenty of publicity for the more popular aspects of the occasion, but I thought I'd flag a few of the less so:
- The RAF's Twitter account, @RoyalAirForceUK, will be live-tweeting (plus 70 years, anyway) the communications from the 19 Dambuster aircraft during the mission anniversary.
- The Dambusters Weblog is going through biographies of all 133 Dambusters crew, one a day, at present.
- If you're a completist, and want to know the eventual fate of each of the 19 aircraft, plus a couple of the training aircraft and Joe McCarthy's unserviceable Q-Queenie, you can check this post that I researched a while ago for the Breaking the Dams site.
- If you're a real completist, there's a scanned copy of the 617 Squadron Operational Record book online which covers every mission to the end of the war.