The LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER
By George 'Johnny' Johnson MBE DFM
Signed on the title page by
George ‘Johnny’ Johnson DFM ~ Bomb aimer of AJ-T (McCarthy Crew)
John Bell DFC ~ Bomb Aimer 617 Squadron
Frank Tilley ~ Flight Engineer 617 Squadron
Ebury Press First edition, 2014. 306 pages with lots of photographs, some in colour.
Very Fine condition hardback book and Fine condition dustjacket. Clean and tight. As new.
On 16 May 1943 Johnny, alongside 132 other specially selected airmen, took off from Scampton airbase to fulfil one near impossible mission: to destroy three dams deep within Germany’s Ruhr Valley. It was a daring task but, against the odds, Johnny and his crew survived. Sadly, 53 comrades did not.
Johnny relives every moment of that fateful night and the devastating aftermath. He recalls with unique wit and insight the difficult training conducted in secrecy, the race against time to release the bombs, and the sheer strength and bravery shown by a small unit faced with great adversity and uncertainty. Johnny’s story is like no other.
A fantastic signed copy.