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'Dam Busters' - 60 years ago, the Möhne Dam was bombed

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 15 May, 2018 11:56 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
This week, it's the 75th anniversary of the bombing

The Dambusters 75 years on: How marbles inspired the Second World War's most daring bombing raid

While many remember "one of Britain’s greatest wartime triumphs" and "the heroism of 617 Squadron and ingenuity of Barnes Wallis", we here remember the civilian deaths and the damages (there are at least four people, who survived the bombing and are still living today).

Some photos at this website from our local paper (in German, but just click on the pics) >HERE<
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 16 May, 2018 12:55 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Now a lot of us remember the racist name given to the labrador in the film.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 8 Dec, 2022 02:17 am
Last Dambuster George ‘Johnny’ Johnson dies at age 101
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The RAF officer was the last surviving original member of the squadron that took part in the famous bombing raid on German dams

The last surviving Dambuster has died at the age of 101.

George Leonard “Johnny” Johnson was the last surviving original member of RAF 617 Squadron’s famous “Dambusters” raid of 1943.

He died peacefully at his care home in Westbury on Trym, Bristol, on Wednesday night surrounded by his family, a source told PA.

He was a bomb aimer during Operation Chastise, which was tasked with attacking German dams during the Second World War.

Around a third of the RAF Bomber Command crew did not survive the raid.
Approximately 1,400 people died on the ground as a result of this attack, including 1020 forced labourers and prisoners of war.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 17 May, 2023 09:20 am
@Walter Hinteler,
It's 80 years ago now ...
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