This photograph is dated the 22nd of July, 1943, and shows members of Britain’s Royal Air Force 617 Squadron “dam busters” at Scampton, Lincolnshire.
All of the men in the picture were killed a few weeks later, when they were shot down during the raid on the Dortmund-Ems Canal in September.
Their names are:
- Flight Sergeant J H Payne, gunner
- Pilot Officer T W Johnson, engineer
- Sergeant W E Hornby
- Sergeant L G Mieyette, wireless operator
- Pilot Officer C H Coles, bomb-aimer
- Flying Officer J A Rodger, navigator
- Flight Lieutenant W H S Wilson