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PRICE, HERBERT LAURENCE, DFC

Service:Royal Air Force
Service Number:705551
Rank:Wing Commander
Date of Death:29 July 1942
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Cross

Citations

Distinguished Flying Cross:
One night in July, 1941, this officer was detailed to attack Duisburg. In spite of searchlight concentration and heavy anti-aircraft fire, he spent 40 minutes locating the target, which was eventually successfully bombed. His aircraft was repeatedly hit and the rear turret put out of action. Over Holland, on the return journey, his aircraft was intercepted by an enemy aircraft which was shaken off by skilful avoiding action. The port engine failed and his aircraft began to lose height rapidly. All available articles were jettisoned but Squadron Leader Price was nevertheless compelled to fly at 600 feet. By skilful piloting, however, he landed safely at his base. He has always shown the utmost coolness, courage and determination.

Burial Details

THIS PERSON HAS NO KNOWN GRAVE
Memorial:RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Panel:Panel 64.

External Links

The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (5 August 1941)

Record updated on 17 April 2018.


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