In a daring raid intended to boost the morale of the French, Wing Commander Ken Gatward flew just feet off the ground to put the wind up the Germans.
After dropping a huge French flag on top of the Arc de Triomphe, the British pilot headed towards the Gestapo headquarters which he raked with 20mm shells.
The attack sent the German SS troops running for their lives, to the delight of Parisians.
Items belonging to Wing Commander Ken Gatward sold for a total of more than £42,000 at the auction. The World War Two medals sold for £41,000, a watch sold for for £1,200, and a sweetheart brooch from World War Two made £240.