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HillpigSmytheIII 24th Jul 2021 02:26

Dambusters 617 Squadron
 
The last surviving "Dambuster" pilot - 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force has gone to God -aged 100.

He was Jewish - the last mission he flew was to bomb Hitlers "Mountain Redoubt.."

NutLoose 24th Jul 2021 14:45

RIP, such brave men.
My condolences to his family.

LowNSlow 24th Jul 2021 16:11

RIP "Benny" Goodman.

His passing leaves George Leonard "Johnny" Johnson, who was a Bomb Aimer, as the last surviving member of Operation Chastise.

Hopefully he will make to the 80th anniversary in 2023 which will make him 102.

CAEBr 24th Jul 2021 21:25


The last surviving "Dambuster" pilot - 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force​​​​​​
In pedant mode, and taking nothing away from his heroic achievements, since he did not take part in Operation Chastise, he was the last surviving wartime pilot of 617 'Dambuster' Squadron.
The quote makes no sense as we have a current operational 617 Sqn, as well as other retirees who flew Tornados and Vulcans with 617.

DaveReidUK 24th Jul 2021 21:57


Originally Posted by CAEBr (Post 11084435)
The quote makes no sense as we have a current operational 617 Sqn, as well as other retirees who flew Tornados and Vulcans with 617.

Yes, and goodness knows how many more dams they have bust over the intervening years.


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