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Dambusters pilot halts medal sale after British lord's donation

Les Munro, 96, the last surviving pilot from the WWII Dambusters raid, had planned to sell his medals and other memorabilia to raise funds for maintenance of the Bomber Command War Memorial, but a British lord has intervened donating 75,000 poundsThe last surviving pilot from World War II’s legendary Dambusters mission cancelled plans to sell his medals Tuesday after a wealthy British peer intervened, the auction house handling the sale said. New Zealander Les Munro had planned to sell his medals, logbooks and other memorabilia to raise funds for maintenance of the Bomber Command War Memorial in London, estimated at 50,000 pounds ($75,000) a year. The mission, immortalised in the 1955 film “The Dam Busters” starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd, destroyed two of its targets and damaged a third, drowning 1,600 people and forcing the Nazis to divert significant resources to rebuilding. “I am content that I have achieved my goal of doing all I can to ensure that the men of Bomber Command who lost their lives in WWII will be remembered with pride for generations to come,” Munro said in a statement.

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