Les Munro

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Les Munro

CNZM, DSO, QSO, DFC, JP
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HM King George VI visits No 617 Sqn RAF. Les Munro (right)
OccupationPilot

Squadron Leader John Leslie (Les) Munro CNZM, DSO, QSO, DFC, JP (born 5 April 1919[1] – 4 August 2015)[2] was the last surviving pilot of the Dambusters Raid of May 1943.[3]

Munro was born in Gisborne, New Zealand. He died on 4 August 2015 in Tauranga, New Zealand at the age of 96.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. J.N. Houterman. "Royal New Zealand Air Force Officers 1939-1945". Unithistories.com. Retrieved 2015-04-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 New Zealand Stuff, Les Munro, last surviving Dam Buster dies
  3. Palmer, Rebecca; Watson, Mike (2 September 2006). "Dambuster has faith in Jackson". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 28 September 2007.[permanent dead link]