Frederick Sutherland, 617 “Dambuster” Squadron
Frederick Edwin Sutherland was born in Peace River, Alberta on February 26, 1923.
He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 18. At 20 years of age, he became part of the crew as “nose gunner” of Les Knights Lancaster 617 famous “Dambuster” Squadron.
Fred died on January 21, 2019. He was 95 years old.
Everything was perfect…jumping over the hill, hitting the right speed and the right height, then dropping the bomb, I think it was an act of genius! It was a morale boost for us…and there were more advantages than disadvantages for us.