BIG JOE McCARTHY -The RCAF's American Dambuster
by Dave Birrell
After training in Canada, Joe McCarthy completed a tour of operations with 97 Squadron before being personally selected by W/C Guy Gibson to fly on the Dambusters Raid. Joe continued with 617, participating in an additional 33 operations with this “special duty” squadron. Following the war, Joe spent time with the RAF’s “Foreign Aircraft Flight” evaluating Nazi aircraft.