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AJ-G "George"

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AJ-G "George"

Crew

PILOT
Guy Penrose GIBSON
Wing Commander

Guy Penrose Gibson
DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar
Award for Dambusters Raid: Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross

NAVIGATOR
Torger Harlo TAERUM
Pilot Officer

Torger Harlo Taerum
(RCAF)
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

BOMB AIMER
Frederick Michael SPAFFORD
Pilot Officer

Frederick Michael Spafford
DFM
(RAAF)
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

FLIGHT ENGINEER
John PULFORD
Sergeant

John Pulford
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal

WIRELESS OPERATOR
Robert Edward George HUTCHINSON
Flight Lieutenant

Robert Edward George Hutchinson
DFC
Award for Dambusters Raid: bar to Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

FRONT GUNNER
Andrew DEERING
Flight Sergeant

Andrew Deering
(RCAF)
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

REAR GUNNER
Richard Algenon Dacre TREVOR-ROPER
Flight Lieutenant

Richard Algenon Dacre Trevor-Roper
DFM
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross


Mission Notes

Departed:  21:39 (16/05/43)

  • Gibson (AJ-G) attacked Mohne dam at 00:28 (17/05/43)
  • His mine exploded short of the dam wall and failed to breach it

Returned:  04:15 (17/05/43)

Mission Duration:  6 hours 36 minutes


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