Sunday, 10 November 2013
Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC AE, 617 Squadron RAF 1919-2013
One of those rare and fascinating men who (like Guy Gibson) flew both fighters and bombers, Iveson is probably best known one of the pilots in 617 Squadron (the Dambusters) later in the war. He was instrumental in the sinking of the Tirpitz, being on all three raids, as well as any number of other raids between July '44 and the end of his tour in February '45.
His Desert Island Discs appearance is here, and there's a fascinating documentary on him here, in which he gets to fly the BBMF Lanc at the age of 89.