Wing Commmander Guy Gibson VC DSO & Bar DFC & Bar was leader of the famous 617 'Dam Buster' squadron which was formed in 1943 for the specific task of breaching the Moehne and Eder dams in Germany. This they achieved with the aid of the Barnes Wallace bouncing "bombs" and with tremendous courage on the night of 16th May 1943.
Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson VC DSO* DFC* (12 August 1918 – 19 September 1944), was the first CO of the Royal Air Force's 617 Squadron, which he led in the Dam Busters raid (Operation Chastise) in 1943, resulting in the destruction of two large dams in the Ruhr area. He was awarded the Victoria Cross, but lost his life later in the war. He had completed over 170 operations at the age of 24.