The aircrew from 617 Squadron headed to the Peak District because the Derwent Dam resembled some of the German dams they were planning to destroy in Lancaster aircraft, similar to the one pictured right.
A very dramatic shot of the Mynarski Lancaster thundering out of stormy skies. One could imagine this to be a lone Lancaster flying over Kent as the sun comes up on the way home from a long night bombing mission. Photo by Eric Dumigan
Lancaster B Mark II (serial of No. 115 Squadron RAF undergoing a test of its Bristol Hercules VI sleeve-valved radial engines in a dispersal at East Wretham, Norfolk. failed to return from a bombing raid over Bochum, Germany on June