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Diemeltalsperre / Diemel Dam

(Germany - Nordrhein-Westfalen - Helminghausen)

On the night of 16 on 17 May 1943, during operation Chastise, a bombing raid of the RAF on German dams. With so-called bouncing bombs, Guy Gibson and his squadron succeeded in breaking through two of these dams; the Möhne- and Eder dam.

The Möhne-, Eder- and Sorpedam were the main targets during Operation Chastise. However, there were also three secondary goals. These goals; Lister-, Ennepe- and Diemel were not destroyed.

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  • Text: Paul Moerenhout
  • Photos: Rainer Lippert

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Gibson, Guy Penrose
* August 12th, 1918
† September 19th, 1944
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