Squadron Leader “Johnnie” Johnson, who is now 93, was a bomb aimer in the Lancaster attacking the Sorpe dam. Because of the latter’s construction, the aircraft had to fly along the length of the target, not at right angles as at the other two.
They made ten runs before Johnson judged it correct to release the bomb. It hit the dam but did not break it. What dedication, what bravery. Typical of 617 Squadron.
JM Carder (Sqn Ldr retired)
East Forth Street