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The remarkable story of how an RAF officer drove 200 miles behind enemy lines to rescue a crashed bomber and its crew in the nick of time can be told after his gallantry medals were put up for sale.<br />
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Group Captain Clive Stanbury sprung into action after learning of the perilous state of the Wellington bomber which was damaged during a belly-landing in the North African desert in 1942.<br />
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He loaded a captured German lorry with a spare propeller and undercarriage parts and drove through the night deep into enemy territory to reach the stricken aircraft.<br />
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Gp Capt Stanbury was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Flying Cross, the Distinguished Service Order, ther French Croix de Guerre and the Air Force Cross.<br />
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His medals are being sold by Charterhouse Auctioneers of Dorset.