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Herbert M Price

Military

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Nimoyceques, FR in B-26 41-18075. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1216

Awards: DSC, PH.

DSC Citation Synopsis: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Herbert M. Price (ASN: 0-662667), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a B-26 Bomber of the 451st Bombardment Squadron, 322d Bombardment Group, NINTH Air Force, while participating in a bombing mission on 5 November 1943, against enemy targets in the European Theater of Operations. The personal courage and zealous devotion to duty displayed by First Lieutenant Price on this occasion, at the cost of his life, have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army Air Forces.

Service

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  • James Bunker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 322nd Bomb Group
    Born at Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone, Lt. Bunker had been stationed in England with the Ninth Air Force. ...

  • William Creekmore

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Nimoyceques, FR in B-26 41-18075. Prisoner of War(POW) MACR 1216 Awards: AM (2OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Joyner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Nimoyceques, FR in B-26 41-18075. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1216 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • John May

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Nimoyceques, FR in B-26 41-18075. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1216 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Herbert Price

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Nimoyceques, FR in B-26 41-18075. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1216 ...

  • Weldon Rawlings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Nimoyceques, FR in B-26 41-18075. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1216 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 451st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-18075 "Mr Five by Five"

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Missions flown 24. Failed to Return (FTR) Nimoyceques, FR with Herb Price crew. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1216

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio 2 July 1917

Son of Mamie Price.

Based Andrews Field 1943 – 5 November 1943

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Nimoyceques, FR 5 November 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Nimoyceques, FR in B-26 41-18075. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1216

Buried Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Summit County, OH April 1947

Re-Interred
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Akron, Summit County, Ohio

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2020 14:17:45 Al_Skiff Changes to events and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28682061
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/200354859/herbert-m-price

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2020 14:14:20 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28682061
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/200354859/herbert-m-price

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 14:45:01 Lucyd Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Price&GSfn=Herbert...

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