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Name: William Thomas Price
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 48
Victories: 7
Born: 15 November 1895
Place of Birth: Acocks Green, Yardley, Warwickshire
Died: 17 January 1982
Place of Death: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
 
 
One of 48 Squadron's original pilots, Price transferred to the Royal Flying Corps after serving with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He scored 7 victories flying Bristol Fighters before he was wounded and shot down by Lothar von Richthofen.

1901 residence same as place of birth. The family residence was Leamington Spa, Warwickshire when Price enrolled at Reading University, to study Agriculture, before the war. Enlisting in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, at Birmingham on 31 August 1914, Price served with them until his transfer to the Royal Flying Corps. His parents were William T. and Amelia A. Price.
 
Military Cross (MC)
"Temp. 2nd Lt. William Thomas Price, R. War. R., and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His machine being disabled by hostile fire, and his gun out of action, he managed by skilful handling to effect a safe landing, thus saving the machine and his passenger from capture. He has previously done fine work against hostile aircraft."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2b 1 D (OOC) Douai
2 09 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2b 1 Albatros D.III (DES) E of Arras
3 23 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2b Albatros D.III (OOC) 2 Vitry
4 25 Apr 1917 1900 48 Bristol F.2b 1 Albatros D.III (DES) E of Arras
5 27 Apr 1917 48 Bristol F.2b C (DES) 3 Vitry
6 09 May 1917 0820 48 Bristol F.2b (A7110) C (DES) 4 Vitry-Noyelles
7 09 May 1917 1725 48 Bristol F.2b (A7110) 5 Albatros D.III (DES) E of Vitry-Fampoux

1 Observer Lt Maurice Benjamin
2 Observer Lt Maurice Benjamin; shared with Lt Fred Holliday & Capt A H G Wall, Lt Roger Hay & Lt V G Nutkins
3 Observer Lt Maurice Benjamin; shared with Lt Roger Hay & Lt V G Nutkins
4 Observer Lt Ernest Moore; shared with Lt Fred Holliday & Capt A H G Wall (A7108)
5 Observer Lt C G Claye
 
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