LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS OF THE 1940s
PONTEFRACT IN 1944
AWARDED THE D.F.C
announced that Flying Officer Walter Rowley, whose home is stated to be
at Pontefract, has been awarded the D.F.C. He has taken part in many
operational sorties, covering targets at Rostock, Hamburg, Southern
Germany and Italy. On one occasion last August, stated the citation, his
aircraft was seriously damaged by a hostile fighter when over Nuremburg.
By skilful navigation F.O. Rowley enabled his captain to fly the badly
damaged bomber back to England.