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A Grand Slam for the Bomber Command Museum
$1,670 raised
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Ended Apr 7, 2019

Our Museum has built and displays full-size replicas of the ‘Upkeep’ (bouncing bomb) and the ‘Tallboy’ (12,000 pound) bomb. Now we’d like to build a full-size replica of the ‘Grand Slam’ (22,400 pound) bomb. Johnny Fauquier, the RCAF’s most decorated airman, commanded 617 Squadron during the last months of World War II. Johnny dropped six of the forty-one Grand Slams that the squadron used to destroy submarine pens, railway viaducts, and other targets.

John and Andy are the experienced master-craftsmen who built our Tallboy several years ago. They’re ready to go and have the proven talent and experience to build the Grand Slam. They will be donating much of their time to this but there are significant material costs and a trailer to be built to carry the huge weapon. As is the case with our ‘Upkeep’ and Tallboy, we will be able to place the Grand Slam into our Lancaster’s bomb-bay for special events.

The full-size replica will be 25.4' long and have a diameter of 3.83'.

Here's a link to the 'Grand Slam' story on our museum's website:,grandslam.html .

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Book: "Johnny -Canada's Greatest Bomber Pilot"
Air Commodore John Fauquier DSO and 2 Bars DFC was Canada's most decorated airman and its leading bomber pilot during World War II, flying at least 93 combat operations. The Bomber Command Museum of Canada published his biography in 2018. 'Johnny' did it all during his flying career as a bush pilot, flying instructor, bomber pilot, squadron commander, pathfinder, master bomber, base commander, and finally leading the legendary 617 'Dambusters' Squadron as they dropped Grand Slams on Nazi targets. (6″x9″; 224 pages; 143 photos)
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