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It was once an evening that modified the second one global battle. the key air raid opposed to the hydroelectric dams of Germany’s Ruhr River took years to plot, concerned an untried bomb and incorporated the simplest aircrews the RAF Bomber Command may possibly muster—many of them Canadian. The raid marked the 1st time the Allies effectively took the conflict inside of Nazi Germany. It used to be a project that grew to become mythical.

On may well sixteen, 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers packed with 133 airmen took off on an evening project code-named Operation Chastise. Hand-picked and in particular educated, the Lancaster crews flew at treetop point to the commercial heartland of the 3rd Reich and their targets—the Ruhr River dams—whose monstrous water reservoirs powered Nazi Germany’s army business complicated.

Each Lancaster carried an explosive that, while published simply sixty ft over the reservoirs, bounced like a skipping stone to the dam, sank and exploded. The raiders breached dams and significantly broken a 3rd. The ensuing torrent devastated strength crops, factories and infrastructure 100 miles downstream.

Every one of many 133 airmen at the venture understood that the chances of survival have been low. Of the 19 bombers outbound, 8 didn't go back. Operation Chastise price the lives of fifty-three airmen, together with fourteen Canadians. Of the 16 RCAF males who survived, seven obtained army undefined.

Based on own bills, flight logs, maps and images of the Canadians concerned, Dam Busters recounts the dramatic tale of those younger Commonwealth bomber crews that have been tasked with a high-risk project opposed to an enemy ready to shield the native land to the loss of life.

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