THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
MORIARTY David John
M76210, Squadron Leader, Royal New Zealand Air Force

CITATION
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Gazetted 11 September 1944
One morning in July 1944 this airman was captain of an aircraft detailed to attack an objective in Norther France.  Whilst over the target area the aircraft was hit by an anti-aircraft shell which exploded in the cockpit.  Flight Sergeant MORIARTY was severely injured about the face , being completely blinded in one eye, which was badly lacerated by flying glass or shell fragments.  He also sustained nasty scalp wounds.  After receiving first aid, he insisted on remaining at the controls.  In spite of his distress he succeeded in flying the aircraft home.  He displayed courage, fortitude and determination of a high order.

AWARDS
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

NOTES
Born 13 August 1921 Wanganui, New Zealand
Died