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Doyle Price

Military

Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon mission to Trier, Germany. Having lagged behind formation, once they tangled with enemy fighters he went missing, assumed shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11416.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN medal.

Post war: Remained in USAF till 1964 serving in Korean war and rising to Lt Colonel.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 44-19748

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon mission to Trier, Germany. Having lagged behind formation, once they tangled with enemy fighters he went missing, assumed shot down. Pilot 2Lt Doyle Price Prisoner of War (POW)....

Associated Place

  • Ashford

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1942-1943, Ashford was improved and made ready for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. The 406th Fighter Group operated from the airfield in 1944, before the airfield was returned to RAF use and returned to...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, CA, USA 5 March 1922
Lived in California, USA 1941
Enlisted San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA 2 August 1941

Camp San Luis Obispo
California

Based Ashford 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down Trier, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon mission to Trier, Germany. Having lagged behind formation, once they tangled with enemy fighters he went missing, assumed shot down. POW. MACR 11416.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 23 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Escambia County, FL, USA 28 April 1984
Buried Pensacola, FL, USA May 1984

Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 11:36:39 Emily Changes to unit associations
Sources

Changed association to 406th BG to 406th Fighter Group

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2017 18:20:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/46698683
https://www.fold3.com/page/627123822_doyle_price%20%20(1922)/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/627123822_doyle_price%20%20(1922)/details/

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