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Limited Edition – Dambusters Operation Chastise 80th Anniversary Coin
Limited to 617 pieces
On the night of 16-17 May 1943, Wing Commander Guy Gibson led 617 Squadron of the Royal Air Force on an audacious bombing raid to destroy three dams – Mohne, Eder, Sorpe – in the Ruhr valley, the industrial heartland of Germany. The mission was codenamed Operation Chastise.
The dams were fiercely protected. Torpedo nets in the water stopped underwater attacks and anti-aircraft guns defended them against enemy bombers. But 617 Squadron had the secret weapon: the ‘bouncing bomb’.
This Limited Edition Dambusters Operation Chastise 80th Anniversary Coin commemorates the legendary Dambusters raids.
The coin measures 50mm (just slightly under 2 inches) in diameter. The Limited Edition coin is supplied in a display box which is debossed with the planform of the Lancaster and ‘Operation Chastise’ text.