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This is a specially produced glossy bookplate bearing the original signature of 617 Sqn Commanding Officer James Tait. The bookplate measures approx 13x10 cm in size and will fit most books on the Dambusters squadron.

Group Captain James Brian "Willie" Tait, DSO & Three Bars, DFC & Bar (9 December 1916 – 31 August 2007) was an officer in the Royal Air Force during and after the Second World War. He conducted 101 bombing missions during the war, including the one that finally sank the German battleship Tirpitz in 1944. He succeeded Leonard Cheshire as commander of the famous 617 Squadron and with six gallantry decorations to his name, remains one of the most distinguished airmen in the history of the nations of the British Commonwealth.

Dambuster 617 Sqn C/O ‘Willy’ Tait Signed Bookplate

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