“Bombing Up Tommy” honors the brave pilots and crew who flew the mission that changed the course of the war.
RAF Scampton on the afternoon of 16 May 1943 and Lancaster AJ-T ‘Tommy’ is loaded with the ingenious ‘Upkeep’ bouncing bomb by ground crews of 617 Sqn, in preparation for Operation Chastise.
As a reserve aircraft AJ-T was not fitted with the twin Aldis lamps for gauging the correct height however after nine aborted attempts, Bomb Aimer George ‘Johnny’ Johnson would release their bomb on target, scoring a direct hit on the Sorpe Dam at 00.46 hrs, 17 May 1943.
Each print is individually numbered and signed by the artist Richard Taylor.
Overall print size: 24” wide x 12 ½” high