Big Picture Show
Guy Gibson (centre) was posted on 21 March 1943 to command the newly-formed No. 617 Squadron RAF at Scampton, Lincolnshire
617 Squadron practise dropping the 'Upkeep' weapon at Reculver bombing range. Dr Barnes Wallis is on the extreme left of the group.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson (in door of aircraft) and his crew board their Avro Lancaster bomber for No. 617 Squadron's raid on the Ruhr Dams, 16 May 1943.
Aerial reconnaissance (vertical) photograph showing the breach in the Mohne Dam caused by No 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force's raid on 16 May 1943.
Surviving members of 617 Squadron (except those who had gone to bed) stand at the entrance of the Officers' Mess at Scampton, Lincolnshire, after breakfast
A daring operation headed by Guy Gibson to destroy three German dams, the Dambusters raid led to a revolutionary weapon - the bouncing bomb.
We will partially reopen on 29 July.
Join us on the day to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the USAAF arriving at RAF Duxford in 1943.
To 1 September 2013 at IWM North
An exhibition revealing the unique relationship between war and medicine and how it has shaped all our lives.
Check out our new gift range inspired by HMS Belfast and naval customs.