On the evening of the 16th of May,1943, 19 Lancaster bombers from 617 squadron took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. Flying at tree-top height, they slipped out over The Wash, cross Norfolk and Suffolk, and left the English coast at Southwold. 500 miles ahead, in the clear moonlight over Germany, lay the targets. Massive, heavily defended dams holding back over 500 million tons of water.
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