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AJ-J "Johnny"

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AJ-J "Johnny"

Crew

PILOT
David John MALTBY
Flight Lieutenant

David John Maltby
DFC
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order

NAVIGATOR
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Sergeant

Vivian Nicholson
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Medal
Distinguished Flying Medal

BOMB AIMER
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Pilot Officer

John Fort
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

FLIGHT ENGINEER
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Sergeant

William Hatton

WIRELESS OPERATOR
No Picture Available
Sergeant

Anthony Joseph Stone

FRONT GUNNER
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Sergeant

Victor Hill

REAR GUNNER
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Sergeant

Harold Thomas Simmonds


Mission Notes

Departed:  21:47 (16/05/43)

  • Maltby (AJ-J) was the fifth aircraft to attack the Mohne dam
  • Maltby's Upkeep hit the dam perfectly in contact and blew a hole right through it
  • The codeword "NIGGER" for breaching the Mohne dam was sent back to Harris, Wallis and Cochrane in Grantham
  • First attacking aircraft to return

Returned:  03:11 (17/05/43)

Mission Duration:  5 hours 24 minutes


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