Lancaster B Mk III "The Dambusters", John Leslie Munro, 617 Squadron, Operation Taxable, June 1944 Decorative Vinyl Decal
Avro Lancaster B Mk III "The Dambusters" Flown by Squadron Leader John Leslie Munro, 617 Squadron, Operation Taxable, June 1944
Flown by Squadron Leader John Leslie Munro, Lancaster B Mk II LM482 was one of the aircraft of the legendary No 617 Squadron “Dambusters” which took part in Operation Taxable, designed to create the illusion that a large invasion force was headed for the beaches of the Seine Maritime, thus distracting German forces from the actual landing in Normandy. The heavy bombers were required to fly a very precise pattern at low altitude near the French coast, dropping chaff at regular intervals to simulate the radar echo of an advancing fleet. The deception proved effective: combined with Operation Glimmer, an equivalent operation in the Dover Straits, the operation successfully led the German to send their forces to the wrong places, thereby contributing to Operation Overlord’s success.
Pilot: S/L J. L. Munro (New Zealand)
Co-pilot: W/O G. L. Cheshire
Flight Engineer: F/S F. E. Appleby
Navigator: F/L F. G. Rumbles
Co-navigator: F/O P. Kelly
Wireless Operator: F/O P. E. Pigeon (Canada)
Bomb aimer: F/L C. K. Astbury (Australia)
MU Gunner: P/O W. Howarth
Rear Gunner: F/O H. A. Weeks (Canada)
Extra personnel: F/S H. Johnson
Extra personnel: F/O F. C. Atkinson (Canada)
Extra personnel: F/S J. E. Baker
Spruce up your room, man-cave, garage or toolbox with this vinyl decal paying tribute to the famed Avro Lancaster and the Dambusters! Comes with smaller vinyl decals that can be applied anywhere, an application tool, and instructions.
What makes our vinyl prints special?
Available in two material options!
Movable - Ready to make a move? Our vinyl wall prints are movable and reusable for interior application.
Permanent - Need it to stick? Our 3M decal material will adhere permanently. Great for trailers!
Variety of sizes - small, medium or large.
Authentic - Genuine high resolution images of your favorite aircraft bring life to any room!
Produced in the U.S.A. - Thoughtfully crafted by skilled AirCorps team members in Bemidji, MN.