Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
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ID number 148949
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Unknown
Place made Germany: Mohne Dam
Date made May 1943
Physical description Black & white


An aerial reconnaissance photograph showing water gushing through the breached wall after a successful "Dambusters" attack by Avro Lancaster bomber aircraft from No. 617 Squadron RAF on the night of 1943-05-16. The foam and disturbed water visible immediately below the bridge covers the site of the Power Station. The water draining from the lake overflowed and destroyed the dam surrounding the Compensating Basin.