NUREMBERG MEMENTO P.A. WELLINGTON, this day. Details of the hazardous experience over Nuremberg early this year are contained in the citation to an award of the D.F.C. to WarrantOfficer William John Walsh, son of Mr. I. J. Walsh, Okaiawa, which has been received by the Air Department. Warrant-Officer Walsh Avas pilot and captain. His aircraft completed many sorties against a variety of well-defended targets. "On one occasion in 1945 he was detailed to attack Nuremberg," the citation states. "On the bombing run his airdraft was hit and severely damaged by enemy fire. The port outer engine was rendered unserviceable and portion of the aileron and wing was shot away. The aircraft temporarily went out of control, but Warrant-Officer Walsh succeeded in levelling out and continued the bombing run. Despite great loss of height he skilfully flew his crippled aircraft back to base and executed a safe landing. His excellent qualities of courage and determination throughout were highly commendable."
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AWARDED D.F.C., Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945
AWARDED D.F.C. Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945
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