Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Dambusters

Today is the 64th anniversary of the RAF's famous Dambuster Raid--Operation Chastise--where 133 men in 19 Lancaster bombers successfully destroyed several German dams. The cost was high: 8 bombers were shot down, 53 men killed and 3 captured. Richard Fernandez has an excellent remembrance essay at Pajamas Media.

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