An aerial reconnaissance photograph showing water gushing through the breached wall after a successful
ID number148949
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
MakerUnknown
Place madeGermany: Mohne Dam
Date madeMay 1943
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionAn 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.