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Did Guy Gibson survive the war?

Wing Cdr Gibson, who led the famous bouncing bomb raids on German dams during World War II, died in a mysterious plane crash in 1944. … The 26-year-old was killed when his Mosquito plane crashed on its way back from another mission in Germany the following year. No official reason was ever given for the fatal crash.

How was Guy Gibson killed?

Guy Gibson, who won a VC for leading the Dam Busters’ ‘bouncing bomb’ raids, died when his plane crashed mysteriously while returning from a mission 16 months later.

Where did the Dambusters fly from?

Operation Chastise began a little before half past nine on the evening of Sunday 16 May 1943, when the first of 19 Lancaster bombers took to the air from the grass aerodrome of Scampton in Lincolnshire.

How many of 617 Squadron survived?

Eighty men survived the raid. Of these, 22 were killed serving in 617 Squadron later in the war and 10 more were killed while serving with other squadrons. Only 48 men who took part in the raid survived the war.

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