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Tributes paid as last surviving Dambuster Johnny Johnson dies


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TV presenter Carol Vorderman has led tributes to the last survivor of the World War Two Dambusters who has died aged 101.

Sq Ldr George "Johnny" Johnson, was a bomb-aimer in the 617 Squadron, which destroyed key dams in Germany during the war.

His family said he died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday.

In 2017, Ms Vorderman led a campaign for Mr Johnson to receive a knighthood for his bravery during the operation. Ms Vorderman described him as "one of the finest."

Celebrating his 100th birthday in November last year, Mr Johnson told the BBC: "I've had a very lucky life in every respect."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-63899393

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It takes a brave man to fly right into some of the heaviest anti aircraft fire at the time and still get the job done.

RIP.

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