MoD News - Dambusters Dog Spooks RAF Base It is no wonder the dog can´t rest in his grave. He´s obviously read the posts that the Dambuster Raid is going to be re-filmed by the Americans and they are going to change his name. No matter whether they like it or not, the dog´s name was nigger, not digger or anything sounding remotely similar. You cannot rewrite history. Being ex-army myself I apologise for intruding on a RAF forum but my my now dead maternal grandfather was ground crew/armourer for 617 and loaded up the lancasters for the dam raid among others. The dog is one part of the history of 617. If the americans are going to change that, what else will they try to change? The dog, nigger, is probably only the first of the ghosts come back to haunt their tormentors.