The Dambusters - The Crews and their Bombers
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
208 Pages, 6 x 9.25 in, 200 black and white illustrations
- June 2024
In this fascinating book award-winning writer Nigel McCrery examines the events of that fateful unforgettable night raid from a new angle. Taking each Lancaster bomber in turn, he identifies every member of the crew and describes their lives, roles and fate – a horrific 53 of the 133-aircrew involved were killed during the raid. Those lost included 13 RCAF and two RAAF airmen. Many survivors were killed later in the War: Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC being one.
In addition, we learn how each of the 19 Lancasters fared. Only 11 returned and we learn what happened to these during the rest of the War.
Thanks to extensive research this is a moving and revealing exposé of the most famous bomber raid of the Second World War – or any war.