•  Sorpe Dam 617 Cover Signed J Phillips  617 Sqn Flight Engineer

Sorpe Dam 617 Cover Signed J Phillips  617 Sqn Flight Engineer   

11 Nov 2001 Scampton Guy Gibson and the Dambusters Scamton Lincoln Postmark. Sorpe Dam. Cover depicts Flt LT Joe Mc Carthy attacking the Sorpe dam in Lancaster AJ.T 17 May 1943 with 617 Dambuster Badge. McCarthy was the Commander in Formation 2 of the Dams raid under the Wing Commander Guy Gibson. He was the only member of the five plane formation to reach the Sorpe dam and at the third attempt his aircraft ‘T for Tom’ almost hit the water, he then drew a perfect bead and the bomb exploded against the dam wall. McCarthy was born in the USA 

Personally Signed by J D ( Des ) Phillips. Phillips was a flight engineer with 617 Sqn from 1944 to 46. He completed 35 operations over Europe with 617 . He was shot up by fighters over Norway lost two gunners and wireless operator over target.. Operations raids on Tirpitz, Berchtesgaden and Kembs Canal Dam.Details enclosedCertified Copy No 43 of 100

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Sorpe Dam 617 Cover Signed J Phillips 617 Sqn Flight Engineer

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