George “Johnny” Johnson, the lone surviving Dambuster, passes away at age 101

George “Johnny” Johnson, the lone surviving Dambuster, passes away at age 101
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Sq L Dr George Johnny Johnson was the last person to live through World War I. He died at age 101. His family members posted the news about his death online and said he was at home when he died. Johnny was the last Dambuster to live through World War II.

He was part of the 617 squadrons that used air bombs to destroy critical dams in Germany’s industrial heartland. Johnny used to tell him that he was lucky to see how society changed and grew. He died when he was 101 years old. Stay tuned because we’ll tell you everything about Johnny and how he died.

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Johnny’s birthday was last year, and he turned 100. In an interview with the BBC, Johnny said that he was lucky to have lived long enough to see so many changes and that he was lucky in every way. He died on December 7, 2022, which was a Wednesday. His family told the public about his death.

The statement from Johnny’s family says that he died while sleeping. Johnny was born in 1920, and when he was 21 years old, in 1943, he took part in an operation that tested bombs that bounced. The dams that let out a lot of water in Germany were the target of these bombs, which were dropped in the Ruhr valley.

Johnny was born in Lincolnshire, but he used to live in Bristol, where he participated in the research. In one of his interviews, Johnny said that going on raids and working in the war were both fascinating. In 2017, he also got an MBE, part of a long-running campaign to support the event.

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Carol Vorderman was one of the celebrities and TV hosts who helped with the campaign. Jenny Sexton wrote on her Facebook that Beloved Gramps had died while he was with his family. Jenni is Johnny’s granddaughter, and she also said that the family needs a private place to spend time together.

Johnny came up with the idea to bomb the Sorpe dam as part of the attack, which was called “Operation Chastise” in secret. A squadron of the RAF did this at RAF Scampton. This operation was one of the most dangerous during the war, as 53 men died, and three were taken, prisoner.

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Johnny was someone who was liked by a lot of people. In the last few years of his life, Johnny went to many private and public events, including charity and donation events. In his previous years, he lived in Westbury-on-Trym.

Johnny was in the air force for 22 years and retired at 43. He then went to work as a teacher in a school in Nottinghamshire, where he stayed for the rest of his life. He and his wife used to live in one place, but they later moved to Devon, where he became a counselor.

John Nicole, a war veteran and close friend of Johnny, said that all he remembers is that they were close friends and that Johnny had a drink in one hand and raised a toast with the other. He also said that Johnny was a man who loved both his country and red wine.

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