The map above shows the approximate routes taken by the dambusters from RAF Scampton to the dams in the Ruhr valley.
The black line shows the route flown by the first and third waves. The purple line shows the route taken by the second wave. The red line shows the attack route on the primary targets (Mohne, Eder and Sorpe) taken by all waves. The two routes were chosen to suggest to enemy radar that these were minor attacks.
Note: This map shows locations as in 2003 NOT 1943. It has been used to show the locations of the dams and the route flown to attack the dams.
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