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Guy Gibson joined the Royal Air Force in 1936 and by the outbreak of World War II had become a bomber with 83 Squadron. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1940 on Bomber Command's first raid of the war and transferred to Fighter Command. At the age of 23, he was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander, being posted back to Bomber Command. In May 1943, Gibson was selected to carry out the highly dangerous Dambusters Raid, using the Barnes Wallis 'bouncing bomb'.
oil on canvas
H 61 x W 51 cm
PEZPH : 1989.41
commissioned by Penzance Borough Council c.1943–1988