"Every Second Counts - The Dambusters"
by Philip West.
Overall print size approximately 20in x 27in/ 51cms x 71cms
Primary Edition of 100 Prints
Prints are signed by the artist and also Dambuster Squadron Leader George Johnny Johnson DFM (Bomb Aimer 617 Squadron) who flew on AJ-T, with American pilot Joe McCarthy when his crew attacked the Sorpe Dam, for which Johnny was awarded the DFM. Before then, he had been part of 97 Squadron. Johnny went on to fly 40 missions with Joe McCarthy at the controls.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson and crew have just released their Upkeep mine against their primary target The Mohne dam. Wg. Cdr. Gibson went on to receive the Victoria Cross after leading 19 Lancaster's on this historic mission to the Ruhr dams. Operation Chastise gave the nation a great boost in confidence during 1943 and honoured the brave men of 617 Squadron who carried out this dangerous mission