Operation Chastise by Robert Taylor - Very Rare Dambusters Portfolio 39/50

Operation Chastise by Robert Taylor - Very Rare Dambusters Portfolio 39/50

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"Operation Chastise" - Dambusters Portfolio is a three-print set comprising, "Operation Chastise" collector's edition, "Green on Go" and the matted pencil print "Last Moments of the Mohne Dam"

Led by Guy Gibson the 617 Squadron planes hit the Ruhr Dams, causing significant flooding in the Ruhr Valley. The Lancaster's used an innovative bouncing bomb invented and developed by Barnes Wallis.

The main print "Operation Chastise" shows the moment the Mohne dam was breached with Dinghy Young's Lancaster flying through thick flak as the Dam explodes. "Green on Go" depicts Lancaster crews from 617 Squadron readying for takeoff from RAF Scampton on the night of the raid. "Last Moments of the Mohne Dam" shows Digby Youngs Lancaster over the Dam as it is breached by the fourth bomb to be dropped.

The prints are signed by a total of 15 aircrew who participated in the raid. The Portfolio number is 39/50 with all print numbers matching.

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