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Sq Ldr George "Johnny" Johnson
« on: December 08, 2022, 11:00:23 am »
The last survivor of the World War Two Dambusters has died at the age of 101.

Sq Ldr George "Johnny" Johnson, was a bomb-aimer in the 617 Squadron, which destroyed key dams in Germany's industrial heartland during the war.

His family said he died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday.

Celebrating his 100th birthday in November last year, he told the BBC: "I've had a very lucky life in every respect."

Mr Johnson, who was born in Lincolnshire and lived in Bristol, was just 21 when he took part in the 1943 operation, which involved experimental bouncing bombs that were targeted at dams in the Ruhr Valley, releasing huge quantities of water into areas used by Germany for war production.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-63899393