BarnesWallis, an aeronautical engineer, conducted his bouncing bomb
experiments at the dam which provided a valuable test bed for breaching the huge Mohne, Eder and other masonry dams, flooding industries and towns in Germany.
The RAF's bouncing bombs
- designed to skate over water - were dropped on dams in Germany's industrial Ruhr area.
Most of the designs and calculations done by Barnes Wallace, who invented the bouncing bomb
in the Second World War, have been lost.
Wallis worked out that the only way that this remarkable feat could be achieved was if the aircraft carrying the bouncing bombs
flew very low.
Back into my bouncing bomb
. Thinking about my wife and kids.
In the war, Morris also made cases for Enfield rifles, Mosquito bomber jettison tanks and casing for the Dambuster bombers' devastating bouncing bomb
which destroyed key German dams.
One aerial reconnaissance photo shows the Mohne Dambefore the bouncing bomb
hit and the other shows water gushing through the breached wall.
"But for me the May 1943 attack we made with the bouncing bomb
on the German dams changed everything.
THE bouncing bomb
was the brainchild of inventor Barnes Wallis who was asked to create a weapon to destroy dams in Germany.
One was taken before the bouncing bomb
hit on May 16 1943.
Less well known is Wales's crucial role in the top-secret tests of the bouncing bomb
by its inventor, Dr Barnes Wal-lis.
THE bouncing bomb
was the brainchild of inventor Barnes Wallis who was asked in 1941 to create a weapon to destroy dams in industrial Germany.
But just as the ball appears lost, it skims across the water like a bouncing bomb
,landing on the green and rolling into the hole.
THE latest FREE DVD in our fantastic collection looks at the Dambusters, a mission which sustained heavy losses, despite succeeding in its use of the revolutionary new 'bouncing bomb
' against German dams.
1942 Inventor Barnes Wallis patented the bouncing bomb
which was used against the German Mohne and Eder dams in the Ruhr in May, 1943, by the RAF's 617 (Dambusters) Squadron.