Sergeant Ray Grayston took part in ’Operation Chastise’ as the Flight Engineer on Pilot Officer Les Knight’s Lancaster ED912, ’AJ-N’, which attacked the Eder Dam. On 15/16 September 1943 during a raid on the Dortmund-Ems Canal, flying low-level in poor visibility their aircraft hit trees and lost the two port engines and crew were forced to bale out. Grayston became a POW and was sent to Stalag Luft III.
This photograph shows the specially modified Avro Lancasters of No 617 Squadron at RAF Scampton, still waiting the addition of squadron codes.
Flying Officer Ray Grayston
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.