Johnny Johnson: British Airman Was Last WWII Dambuster

From a New York Times obit by Richard Goldstein headlined “Johnny Johnson, the Last World War II ‘Dambuster,’ Dies at 101”:

In the hours before dawn on May 17, 1943, airmen from Britain and its commonwealth carried out an audacious low-level raid on Germany’s industrial heartland, the Ruhr region. They dropped specially designed bombs that breached two major dams and damaged another, creating massive floods in a dramatic strike against the Nazi war machine. The torrent destroyed war plants, power stations, bridges, railroads and roads; devastated farmland; and washed away towns.