June 2, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

End of Era as Last Surviving Member of RAF’s Dambusters Squadron Dies Aged 101

The last surviving member of the RAF’s Dambusters squadron, which used special “bouncing bombs” against German dams in a series of daring raids during the Second World War, has died at the age of 101.
George “Johnny” Johnson, who was 101, was the last member of 617 squadron, whose 1943 raid became part of British wartime folklore.
He died at a care home in Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, on Wednesday, surrounded by his family.
The Royal Air Force wrote on its Twitter page: “The RAF is saddened to learn of the death of Squadron Leader George Leonard ‘Johnny’ Johnson, the last remaining member of the legendary 617 Squadron ‘Dambusters’ raid on the Eder, Sorpe and Mohne dams during World War II.”…
Source: The Epoch Times