Moehnesee
Moehnesee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The dam (Staumauer) on the Moehnesee was breached by planes of 617 Squadron on May 1943. The way the dam is situated meant that once the aircraft were at the right height, they would have had about 10 seconds before releasing their bomb - see http://www.neam.co.uk/dambuster.html for further details. Since the Ruhr district doesn't actually on the River Ruhr, disruption was probably markedly less then assumed. Our visit was enlivened by one of us 'deciding' to stay on board when the rest of us alighted.
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