Last surviving Dambuster, George Leonard ‘Johnny’ Johnson, dies aged 101 – report | UK News

The last surviving member of the Dambusters of World War II, George Leonard “Johnny” Johnson, has died at the age of 101, according to the Press Association.

Mr Johnson was the last British member of the 617 Squadron, which destroyed important dams in Germany during the war.

A source said PA passed away peacefully at his care home in Westbury on Trym, Bristol, on Wednesday night.

Mr Johnson was a bomb target in Operation Chastise, tasked with attacking German dams during the Second World War.

About a third of the crew of the RAF Bomber Command did not survive the raid.

Mr Johnson became the last survivor of the original 617 squadron after the death of his wartime colleague, Fred Sutherland, in January 2019.

The retired RAF squadron commander celebrated his 101st birthday on 25 November this year.


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