On 16–17 May 1943, an attack on the Mohne and Edersee Dams was carried out by 617 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson.
The attack famously used the ‘bouncing bombs’ that had been invented by Barnes Wallis.
Included below is a newspaper report of the attack and also some photographs, which were published just two days afer the attack on the dams.
Derby Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 18 May 1943
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Aberdeen Journal – Wednesday 19 May 1943
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