Wing Commander John Bell, last aircrew of the wartime 617 ‘Dambuster’ Squadron

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Wing Commander John Bell, last aircrew of the wartime 617 ‘Dambuster’ Squadron

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At 6ft 4in, Bell was thought too tall to be a pilot, so he was trained as an observer and then as a bomb aimer destined for Bomber Command.

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Wing Commander John Bell, who has died a week before his 101st birthday, was the last surviving British wartime member of the famous 617 “Dambuster” Squadron, in which he served as a bomb aimer on some of the squadron’s most important raids.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/ ... sters-war/
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