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Oct 18th, 2018 at 8:44am
 
I read a short notice about a new book on the Dam Busters, and it focuses on Canadian involvement - 14 of the 53 killed were Canadian -  here's the title, you can reserve, but the wait is roughly one month.
https://halifax.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1960458135

That was the first movie I ever remember in the theater - anyone else remember the theme music?  or shedding tears for the dog?
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Reply #1 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 2:08pm
 
Think I'll get a copy at a book store. Mt. A room mate said his dad was on these things. Interesting story all round.
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Reply #2 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 5:14pm
 
https://www.amazon.ca/Dam-Busters-Canadian-Against-Germany/dp/1443455431/ref=sr_...

quote.. "Operation Chastise cost the lives of fifty-three airmen, including fourteen Canadians. Of the sixteen RCAF men who survived, seven received military decorations. "

....I can only wonder why they ALL would not receive military decorations,

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Reply #3 - Oct 18th, 2018 at 5:26pm
 
pilots and stuff get the medals. The rest of the crew are along for the ride whether they want to be or not....
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