Invincible WW2 Fighter Pilot’s Medals for Sale at Bonhams

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LONDON.- A WW2 pilot, who was shot down twice and lost his fingers, miraculously survived a third plane crash into the sea of Gibraltar as he was being flown out of Malta on a stretcher. He was only one of three survivors and lived to tell the tale, whilst going on to have a highly successful career in the Royal Air Force. Ten medals including the Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying Cross belonging to Group Captain A.H Donaldson will be offered in the For Valour: British Gallantry and Collector’s Medals sale at Bonhams Knightsbridge on the 29th September. They are estimated to sell for £15,000 – 20,000. Other items within this lot include log books from April 1934 to October 1942 as well as his flying helmet which was damaged in action. The helmet has featured in various newspaper cuttings, which have also been kept in his log books. During Captain Donaldson’s later career he trained Spitfire crew