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William E Price

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 6 June 1944

Sergeant William E. Price was born February 25, 1922. His next of kin were his parents, Alvin and Marie Price. He was from Greggton, Texas.
On June 6, 1944, he was a Gunner aboard “Misery Agent,” B-24 41-28838 of the 34th Bomb Group, 7th Bomb Squadron, when it ran out of fuel and crashed at Corfe Castle.
He is buried in the Sam Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Service

People

  • Vincent Drozdek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist and Nose Gunner (B-24) | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 6 June 1944 ...

Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28838 Misery Agent / Tommy Thumper

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator 41-28838 was originally assigned to the 486th Bomb Group and nicknamed "Tommy Thumper". The aircraft flew 7 missions with the 486th Bomb Group from 8 May 1944, before being transferred to the 34th Bomb Group and being renamed "Misery...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Greggton, Longview, TX 75604, USA 25 February 1922

Sergeant William E. Price was born February 25, 1922. His next of kin were his parents, Alvin and Marie Price. He was from Greggton, Texas.

Died 6 June 1944

On June 6, 1944, he was a Gunner aboard “Misery Agent,” B-24 41-28838 of the 34th Bomb Group, 7th Bomb Squadron, when it ran out of fuel and crashed at Corfe Castle.

Buried Houston, TX, USA

He is buried in the Sam Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2015 22:32:29 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / H. Province

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