of books relating to 617 "The Dambusters" Squadron history,
bases and operations.
Lancaster Manual (Official Air Publication)
Marks I and II in all essential detail over 500+ pages, covering ground
crew instructions, handling and flying, electrical and radio equipment,
airframe design and armament.
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Sqn: The Dam Busters (Jonathan Falconer)
of the May 1943 raid on the Mohne and Eder Dams by the men of 617
equipped with Barnes Wallis' revolutionary 'Upkeep' bouncing bombs. This
book is best described as an encyclopaedia of the Dams Raid.
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Tour: USA and Canada July 1947
Robert (Bob) Hornby of Lancashire has spent 7 years researching and
writing the history of 617 Sqn's 1947 goodwill mission of which he
was a member. Based on AIR27/2526/27 Documentation and oral history
from surviving members he has produced a 125 page history which is
lodged at 617 Squadron Air Crew Associations Historical Section, at
the COMOX Air Force Museum, Lazo BC, and the Nanton Lancaster Museum
in Nanton Alberta. Further details about the project and the book can
be found on the 617 Sqn Goodwill Tour website :: click
Wallis' Bombs: Tallboy, Dambuster & Grand Slam (Stephen Flower)
Wallis was the scientist and inventor of the 'bouncing bomb' used by
617 Sqn on the Mohne Raid. This book covers the Upkeep bouncing bomb,
Tallboy 'earthquake' bomb used against the Tirpitz and V1/2 launch sites,
and Grand Slam 10-tonne penetration bomb. Hardback 496 pages.
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Bomber Command Handbook (Jonathan Falconer)
the policy? Why, when and where were the airfields built? How was the
overall command structure organized, from the Air Council down to individual
squadron level? How did the RAF train its bomber crews? What aircraft
did they fly and what weapons did they use? Who were their commanders
and who were the men that made up the rank-and-rifle of the Command?
How was a raid planned and once it was launched what happened? 300 pages.
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