To commemorate the anniversary of the Dambuster raids that occurred during the Second World War, the iconic flying machine the Lancaster Bomber will be flying over Yorkshire.
They will be visible above South and West Yorkshire on the 14th and 15th of May nearly 80 years on from the bouncing bomb raids on Germany as they stage a flypast.
The Dambuster Raids were a top-secret operation known as Operation Chastise and were carried out on the 16th and 17th of May in 1943 by 133 airmen in 19 Lancaster Bombers which made up the 617 squadron.
Developed by Ripley-born inventor Barnes Wallis, the bomb breached the dams of Möhne and Edersee causing mass flooding of the Ruhr valley and villages in the Eder valley including two hydroelectric power stations, factories and mines.
Yorkshire air crews were heavily involved in the Second World War, with RAF Bawtry serving as a bomber command centre and RAF Finningley and RAF Lindholme carrying out strikes in Europe.
If you’d like to catch a glimpse of the Lancaster Bombers they will be flying on Saturday in the skies over Huddersfield between 2:40pm and 3:25pmover and over Hatfield at Hatfield Woodhouse areas around 12:48 on Sunday.
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