Sign notice for Grand Slam

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Title

Sign notice for Grand Slam

Description

Gives details of 22,000lb Grand Slam bomb.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Rights

This content is property of Delphine S Stevens who has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0) permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

Format

Printed notice

Language

Identifier

PChadwickR19040111

Transcription

[sign]
22,000lb “GRAND SLAM” BOMB
The 22,000lb bomb was the heaviest conventional weapon
Dropped by any air force in world war II. It was designed
By Sir Barnes Wallis as a deep penetration weapon
And was first flown on trials from Boscombe Down
In Lancaster PB 592/G in October 1944. It was first
Dropped operationally by 617 (“Dambuster”) squadron
On the Bielefeld Viaduct on 14 March 1945.

Citation

“Sign notice for Grand Slam,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24352.

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