A rare to the market Dam Busters Lancaster 617 Squadron Limited Edition signed print.
Authorised by The Battle Of Britain Museum Appeal in 1980.
Copy number 180 / 1000.
Signed by 16 members of 617 Squadron, including their Commander-in-Chief
Sir Arthur T. Harris.
Flt Lt G A Chalmers DFC DFM - W/Operator AJ-O
GP Capt G L Cheshire VC DSO DFC - OC 617 - Nov 1943 to Jul 1944
Flt Lt H B Feneron - Engineer AJ-F
Flt Lt B T Foxlee DFC DFM - Gunner AJ-P
Mr R E Grayston - Engineer AJ-N
Flt Lt D P Heal DFM - Navigator AJ-F
Flt Lt H S Hobday DFC - Navigator AJ-N
Mr W Howarth DFM - Gunner AJ-W
Flt Lt E C Johnson DFC - Bomb Aimer AJ-N
Wg Cdr W Reid VC - Shot down with 617, July 1944
Flt Lt G Rice DFC - Pilot AJ-H
Sqn Ldr D J Shannon DSO DFC - Pilot AJ-L
Flt Lt L J Sumpter DFC DFM - Bomb Aimer AJ-L
Gp Capt J B Tait DSO DFC - OC 617 - July 1944 to Jan 1945
Flt Lt W C Townsend GCM DFM MA - Pilot AJ-O
Mr D E Webb DFM - Gunner AJ-O
All signatories were members of No. 617 Squadron - the famous Dam Busters.
The print is of an Avro Lancaster that took part in the raids.
There is some light fading to the print itself - three signatures have become difficult to read.
Members such as Leonard Cheshire & Geoffrey Rice are still very clear and bold.
A rare opportunity to own a multi collection of signatures from 617 Squadron.
A certificate of authenticity signed by Michael A Fopp (Battle Of Britain Museum)
is attached to the rear.