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PRICE, CHARLES PETER DOVEY, DFC

Service:Royal Air Force
Service Number:41736
Rank:Flight Lieutenant
Date of Death:8 November 1941
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Cross

Citations

Distinguished Flying Cross:
During a night in July, 1940, this officer was pilot of an aircraft engaged in a bombing raid on an enemy factory at Bremen. In spite of extremely difficult conditions, he successfully located his target and carried out a determined attack, at an altitude of 500 feet, in the face of anti-aircraft fire. On the return journey Pilot Officer Price engaged three Messerschmitt 110's which he had observed flying above the aerodrome at Borkum. By skilful manoeuvring he enabled his rear gunner to fire bursts at one of the enemy aircraft, which appeared to be hit, and then engaged a second fighter which was shot down into the sea with its port engine on fire. Pilot Officer Price displayed great courage, initiative and determination throughout the operation.

Burial Details

THIS PERSON HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE
Memorial:RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Panel:Panel 29.

External Links

The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (26 July 1940)

Record updated on 22 July 2018.


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