- Question: What very important target did the legendary '617' Lancaster Bomber Group try and destroy after their famous WWII Dambuster Raid in the German Ruhr valley on May 16th and 17th, 1943? – and while you are thinking...
Answer: After their successful raid, on the German dams in the Ruhr valley (1943) the '617' went on to:
a) Sink German battle ship 'Tirpitz' (1944)
b) Destroy the German submarine pens at Brest, France (1944)
c) Bomb and destroy the V-2 and V-3 installations in the northern part of France.