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Peter John Gould, Legion d'Honneur

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    "A D-Day hero believed to have been the last surviving Lancaster bomber pilot from the Second World War has died aged 100.
    Peter John Gould received France's top military honour - the Legion d'Honneur - for his squadron's actions during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.
    He was part of the Pathfinder Force on D-Day, fighting in Bomber Command, and Peter's family believe he could have been the last surviving Lancaster bomber pilot.
    Peter's daughter, retired businesswoman Pamela Gould, 70, said her father continued to have strong links to the RAF throughout his life.
    Pamela, from Pamington, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, said: 'He might be the last Lancaster bomber flight engineer and co-pilot - I'm not sure, but it's the end of an era.
    Peter, who was born in Bombay, India, in 1923, moved to England to join the RAF aged 16.
    He trained as a flight engineer and learned to fly at RAF Halton. He started flying Lancaster bomber planes in the 1940s."
    D-Day hero believed to have been the last surviving Lancaster bomber pilot from the Second World War dies aged 100 | Daily Mail Online
     
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