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Dambusters 50th Anniversary

Conflict Commemorated:WW2

Address:Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage

Parish:East Kirkby

Type of Memorial:Window

Materials Used:Glass

Description:Two circular pieces of glass which have been painted and inscribed. The right hand window depicts Barnes Wallis devising the bouncing bomb, the 617 Squadron carrying out the raid and then flying back to base over Lincoln Cathedral. The window also shows Guy Gibson and his dog who was killed on the eve of the raid and whose name was used a s a code-word to confirm the breeching of the first dam. The left window illustrates the Lancaster, Vulcan Canberra and Tornado which are the four planed flown by the 617 Squadron.

Inscription:(Right) 16TH MAY 1943 - 617 SQUADRON/ TO COMMEMORATE/ THE/ 50TH ANNIVERSARY/ OF THE/ DAMS RAID/ 17TH MAY 1943 THE DAMBUSTERS (Left) 1943 - 1955 1958 - 1981/ TO COMMEMORATE/ THE/ 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF 617 SQUADRON/ THE DAMBUSTERS/ 1983-93......

Notes on Condition:Beryl Blackhall

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:Beryl Blackhall

Notes:WMA 20354

Sources Used:Beryl Blackhall

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