Exhibition of Dambuster Pilots Wings



Exhibition of Dambuster Pilots Wings


Top centre a title 'this photograph was taken the day after the attack on the dams of [..] pilots who took off for the dams only eleven returned'. Top centre a photograph of twelve pilots in two rows labelled 'Back row: Flt Lt Townsend, Flt Lt McCarthy, Flt Lt Wilson, Wg Cdr Gibson, Flt Lt Munro, Flt Lt Maltby, Flt Sgt Brown, Front Row: Flt Sgt Anderson, P/O Rice, Flt Lt Martin, Flt Lt Shannon, P/O Knight'. Left hand side in three rows the pilot's brevet, medal ribbons and plaque with name and aircraft for Sir Harold Martin, Flt Lt Geoff Rice and Squadron Leader Les Munro RNAF, left centre medals and name plaque for Squadron Leader David Maltby and name plaque for Flt Lt H S Wilson (lost on Sept 14 1942 during attack on Dortmund-Ems Canal). Centre Pilots Brevet, medal ribbons and name plaque for Wing Commander Guy Gibson, lost night 19 September 1944. Below centre Brevet, medal ribbons and name plaque for Flt Lt Bill Townsend. Centre right medal ribbon and name plaque fro pilot Officer Les Knight RAAF and below name plaque for Flt Sgt Anderson, lost on operations later ion WWII. Right hand side pilot's brevet , medal ribbons and name plaque for Sqn Ldr Joseph McCarthy, Flt Lt Ken Brown and Squadron leader David Shannon. On the reverse 'Dambuster Pilots Wings'.

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One b/w photograph


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