Bravery medals of RAF hero killed on his 98th sortie have sold at auction for £40,000.

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Pictured: Left to right: Victor Arthur Roe's Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Flying), Distinguished Flying Medal, 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star and War Medal 1939-45.<br />
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The magnificent bravery medals of an RAF hero who was killed on his 98th sortie near the end of the war have sold at auction for £40,000.<br />
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Warrant Officer Victor Arthur Roe was a rear gunner in a Lancaster bomber in the Pathfinder Force.<br />
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The elite squadron led bombing missions over Nazi-occupied Europe and lit up targets with flares for the main group of Lancasters to come in and attack them. <br />
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Victor won the prestigious Distinguished Flying Medal for seeing off a determined German fighter plane that shot up his rear turret and left Victor wounded and covered in oil.