DAMBUSTERS Johnson, George Leonard

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Johnson
  • FORENAME
George Leonard ("Johnny")
  • UNIT
617 Squadron, R.A.F.V.R.
  • RANK
Sergeant
  • NUMBER
1199696
  • AWARD
Distinguished Flying Medal
  • PLACE
Germany (Dams) 1943
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 1921 near Horncastle, Lincolnshire
parents Charles & Ellen Johnson
RAF 1940
2 RC 6.11.1940
7 RC 18.11.1940
12 FTS 18.12.1940
1 RW 5.4.1941
7 ITW 26.4.1941
Arnold Scheme 6.7.1941
Toronto, Canada 17.7.1941
Arcadia 24.7.1941
51 B&GS 10.9.1941
51 PD 30.10.1941
5 PRC 20.1.1942
ACRC 30.3.1942
14 ITW 13.6.1942
1654 CU 26.7.1942
97 Squadron 27.7.1942 (28 ops)
617 Squadron 25.3.1943
04.1943 married Gwyn Morgan (died 2005)
air bomber
award DFM (28.5.1943) (Dams)
1 AAS 21.8.1943
Pilot Officer 29.11.1943
Flying Officer 29.5.1944
1654 CU 20.3.1945
1656 CU 17.7.1945
Binbrook 1.10.1945
Flight Lt 29.11.1945
Manby 1.4.1946
1 ANS 13.7.1948
100 Squadron 21.1.1949
West Freugh 2.5.1949
AFS 17.1.1950
236 CU 12.4.1950
120 Squadron 12.4.1950
St Mawgan 10.7.1952
19 Group HQ 11.1.1954
Squadron Leader 1.4.1955
Singapore 11.9.1957
Hemswell 24.8.1960
retired 15.9.1962 rank Squadron Leader
resided Newark, Nottinghamshire after retirement
primary school teacher
3 children
2014 autobiography - The Last British Dambuster
2017 awarded MBE
died 07.12.2022 (Aged 101)
 
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