THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
SHAW Eric James
NZ411457 & 70090, Squadron Leader, Pilot, Royal New Zealand Air Force, WW2

CITATION
Distinguished Flying Cross
This officer is a skilful and determined fighter pilot whose courage and keenness have set an inspiring example.  Flying Officer SHAW has displayed outstanding ability when attacking ground targets.  On one occasion he destroyed or damaged every vehicle in a motor transport column.  In recent North African and Cicilian operations he has destroyed three enemy aircraft.

AWARDS
Distinguished Flying Cross
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War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal
NZ Defence Service Medal

NOTES
Born 4 May 1912, Frankton, NZ
Died 31 July 1999, Christchurch, NZ

BIOGRAPHY
Enlisted into the Royal New Zealand Air Force 2 March 1941 thru to 4 April 1959