The last survivor of World War Two Dambusters has died at the age of 101. George Leonard “Johnny” Johnson was the last surviving original member of the 617 squadron which destroyed vital dams in Germany during World War Two.
His family said that he died peacefully at his care home in Westbury on Trym, Bristol on Wednesday night.
Born in Lincolnshire, the retired Royal Air Force officer rose to fame as a bomb aimer in the squadron during Operation Chastise.
Fly well, Johnny Johnson, the last Dambuster.
— Dan Snow (@thehistoryguy) December 8, 2022
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