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AJ-N "Nut"

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AJ-N "Nut"

Crew

PILOT
Leslie Gordon KNIGHT
Pilot Officer

Leslie Gordon Knight
(RAAF)
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order

NAVIGATOR
Harold Sidney HOBDAY
Flying Officer

Harold Sidney Hobday
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

BOMB AIMER
Edward Cuthbert JOHNSON
Flying Officer

Edward Cuthbert Johnson
Award for Dambusters Raid: Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross

FLIGHT ENGINEER
Raymond Ernest GRAYSTON
Sergeant

Raymond Ernest Grayston

WIRELESS OPERATOR
Robert George Thomas KELLOW
Flight Sergeant

Robert George Thomas Kellow
(RAAF)

FRONT GUNNER
Frederick E SUTHERLAND
Sergeant

Frederick E Sutherland
(RCAF)

REAR GUNNER
Harry E O'BRIEN
Sergeant

Harry E O'Brien
(RCAF)


Mission Notes

Departed:  21:59 (16/05/43)

  • Knight (AJ-N) attacked the Eder dam bewteen 01:30 and 02:00 (17/05/43)
  • Knight was the third aircraft to attack the Eder dam
  • He performed one dummy run then went in for his final attack
  • His Upkeep hit the dam perfectly and breached it
  • The codeword "DINGHY" for a breach in the Eder was relayed to Harris, Wallis and Cochrane at Grantham

Returned:  04:20 (17/05/43)

Mission Duration:  6 hours 21 minutes


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