THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
LOWE Alexander William
NZ415703 Pilot Officer, RNZAF

CITATION
IMMEDIATE AWARD - This officer was the pilot of an aircraft which attacked Mannheim one night in September 1943. Whils’t over the target area,
the aircraft was hit by machine-gun fire from a fighter. A fire broke out in the flare-chute, while the inter-communications system was rendered
unserviceable.  Pilot Officer Lowe coolly withheld his attack, however, until the fire had been extinguished and the inter-communication system had
been repaired. He then made a second run over the target and pressed home a vigorous attack. His coolness, courage and determination set a fine
example

AWARDS
Distinguished Flying Cross
1939-45 Star
Air Crew Europe Star
Defence Medal
War Service Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 25 April 1920, Martinborough, NZ
Died 13 August 1973, Hastings, NZ