• Operation Chastise aircrew list:download here
Complete list of aircrew who took part in the Dams Raid (Operation Chastise)
16–17 May 1943
Click on the caption below the thumbnail picture further down this page in order to go to the list of all the aircrew who took part in Operation Chastise.
This list is downloadable as a PDF file, so you will need Acrobat Reader software to use it.
The names and details are based largely on the version published in John Sweetman's book, The Dambusters Raid, Cassell 2002. The crews are shown in the order of the three 'waves' drawn up by Guy Gibson before the raid, posted at RAF Scampton on 16 May 1943 as a 'Night Flying Programme'. Links to Service Records are to those shown on the Dambusters.org.uk website. Links to KIA (killed in action) records are to those held at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The authors of this website are not responsible for any errors in those records.
The Other material links are to websites which contain items of interest about the person concerned. These may be obituaries, encyclopedia entries, books or online tributes. So far, I only have online material for about half of the 133 aircrew who took part in the Dams Raid, so other links would be welcome. You can contact me here.
I will try and update this list from time to time, and I will put up other links as and when I get them on the Dambusters weblog.
Last update to list: 11 December 2008.