Battle of Britain London Monument – Sgt. J Lowe

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Joseph Lowe joined the RAF in June 1937 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner and was serving with 236 Squadron in June 1940.

 

Air Gunners of 236 Squadron

(Back): Sgt WR Burns (NZ), Sgt RI McChesney (NZ), Sgt CWD Brown, Sgt J Lowe, Sgt GG Green, unknown ‘Jock’

(Front): Sgt A Spiers, Sgt JE Goldsmith, Sgt HDB Elsdon

He was awarded the DFM (gazetted 22nd September 1942) as a Flight Sergeant with 218 Squadron, operating Stirlings from Downham Market, Norfolk. The circumstances are currently undocumented. Also undocumented is the crash in which he was burned, resulting in him becoming a Guinea Pig, having undergone plastic surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

Lowe was commissioned on 13th September 1944. He remained in the RAF postwar, renewing his commission on 12th February 1946

He relinquished his commission on 22nd April 1950.

He died in 1973.

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