Medals of a fearless pilot who was machine-gunned in his parachute have emerged for sale

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Squadron Leader Harold Starr <br />
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The medals of a fearless pilot who was machine-gunned in his parachute in one of the most 'disgraceful' acts of the Battle of Britain have emerged for sale.<br />
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Squadron Leader Harold Starr bailed out of his stricken Hurricane at 15,000ft following a dogfight with the Luftwaffe in August 1940.<br />
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As he plummeted towards the ground three Messerschmidt 109s fighter planes rounded on him.<br />
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They opened fire on the defenceless airman whose body landed at a brickworks at Eastry, near Deal, Kent.<br />
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A horrified gardener who witnessed the 'Nazi act of barbarity' from the ground described how the German aircraft 'piled in' on him.