George 'Johnny' Johnson- the last of the Dambusters...

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  1. v2

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    Great article v2, thanks for sharing it with us. :D
     
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    Thanks, great post.
    Cheers
    John
     
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    Great article, thanks.

    Just one thing though, he's not the last survivor. Les Munro is alive and well as far as I know, and living in Tauranga, New Zealand.
     
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    It took nine attempts to drop the bomb, am I reading that right, that means he overflew or approached the dam eight times then dropped on the ninth. The man is a hero of the highest order and I would brew up for him anytime
     
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    Great article! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    You beat me to it, Aaron; no doubt Les' schedule will be booked up being the 70th anniversary of Chastise this year.
     
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    Just an FYI gents, but the latests issues of both Aeroplane and FlyPast both dedicate the lion's share of the issue to damnbusting raids. The added bonus comes with the FlyPast issue however, because it contains a large pull-out poster with side profiles of each Lancaster that took part in the raids, which were lost and where on a map set into the background. An must have I would imagine. Very well done.
     
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    Thanks for the tip off Jim - I'll look out for those. The RAF Museums at both Hendon and Cosford are having events to celebrate the anniversary - details can be found on the RAF Museum web site.
     
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    Yeah Terry, the pull-out in that issue is a must have. Very well done.
     
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