Bob Baxter's Bomber Command

Beyond the Dams to Tirpitz

Goodall Publications ……………Alan Cooper …………...ISBN 0-907579-15-9

Paperback 198 Pages

  Beyond the Dams to Tirpitz Alan Cooper traces the history of the legendary 617 (Dambusters) Squadron. From its infamous inaugural raid on the Ruhr Dams on the night of 16-17 May 1943 under the command of Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson VC, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar through to their final operation of WWII, Hitler's 'Eagles Nest' at Berchtesgarten on 25th April 1945.

Altogether, 617 Squadron attacked 95 targets, most of which required great accuracy. The specially selected crews of 617 Squadron developed a bombing accuracy and determination that was unsurpassed. By the end of the war they were capable of dropping a 22,000Lb bomb with an error of just a few feet.

Contains several appendices including: -

The 617 Squadron Song : 617 Squadron and the Tirpitz : 617 Targets List : 617 Roll of Honour :

617 Personnel Honours List : 617 Squadron Aircraft Inventory : 617 Squadron Achievements :

Commanding Officers of 617 Squadron