Dambusters - Operation Chastise 1943 Paperback / softback
by Doug Dildy
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard
Part of the Raid series
In May 1943, a specially established RAF squadron made its permanent imprint on military aviation history by flying a high-risk, low level, nighttime attack against German hydro-electric dams vital to the Nazi armaments industry in the Ruhr Valley.
A comparatively tiny part of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris' four-month-long Battle of the Ruhr, this one raid had an impact totally out of proportion to the small number of aircraft involved.
It highlights the synergy of science and technology, weapons development and production, mission planning and practice, and the unflinching courage in the execution of a highly dangerous bombing raid.
Furthermore, it established a legend that still resonates today.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 80 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 10/11/2010
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781846039348