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Pictured: Flight Lieutenant Alan Forsdike's log book showing operations over Dusseldorf, Cannes amd Frankfurt.
The remarkable exploits of a hero Bomber Command navigator can be revealed after his medals and logbooks emerged for sale.
Flight Lieutenant Alan Forsdike, of 158 and 78 Squadron, took part in 41 operations including famous raids on Berlin, Hamburg and Essen.
He was almost killed on his first outing as a fire broke out in the Halifax he was on board, with several other narrow escapes to follow.
Miraculously, he survived the bombing campaign against Germany which cost the lives of over 55,000 Allied airmen.
Flt Lt Forsdike's medals, including a prestigious Distinguished Flying Cross, are going under the hammer with Bosleys auctioneers, of Marlow, Bucks. They are being sold to raise funds for the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity, named after the Victoria Cross recipient and fellow Bomber Command member who founded it.