En-Route To The Bielefeld Viaduct by Nicolas Trudgian


The First Time The Grand Slam Bomb Was Used Operationally

Squadron Leader Calder of 617 flying Lancaster `YZS` en route to attack the Bielefeld Viaduct on the 14th March 1945. The other Lancasters carried Tallboy bombs but Calder ’s was equipped with the 22000lb Grand Slam ‘earthquake’ bomb, the first time it was used operationally. Top cover was provided by RAF Mustangs in this daylight raid which proved a complete success with no less than ten arches of the viaduct being destroyed.

Overall print size 45cm x 32 cm

Limited edition of 250 worldwide signed by:
Two aircrew who took part in the famous raid Benny Goodman and Wilf Burnett

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