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Price, Lyall Basil Burman

Date of birth:
April 18th, 1920 (Montreal/Quebec, Canada)
Date of death:
July 29th, 1942
Buried on:
Brookwood Military Cemetery
Plot: 32. Row: J. Grave: 1.
Service number:
Can/C.920
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Squadron Leader
Unit:
No. 408 (Goose) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1942
Recommendation (dated 26 June 1942 when he had flown 25 sorties (122 hours 59 minutes)):
* unsuccessful sortie

27 December 1941 - Boulogne (4.06)
5 January 1942 - Cherbourg (4.20)*)
8 January 1942 - Cherbourg (4.34)*)
10 January 1942 - Wilhelmshaven (6.07)
15 January 1942 - Hamburg (5.56)
25 January 1942 - Brest (6.41)*)
27 January 1942 - Brest (55 min)*
31 January 1942 - Brest (5.34)
16 February 1942 - GARDENING, Rosemary (1.10)*
18 February 1942 - GARDENING, Rosemary (4.58)
24 February 1942 - GARDENING, Rosemary (3.52)*
26 February 1942 - GARDENING, Hawthorn (2.56)*
10 March 1942 - Essen (5.08)*
24 March 1942 - GARDENING, Artichokes (4.15)
26 March 1942 - GARDENING, Deodar (5.50)
6 April 1942 - Essen (6.53)
8 April 1942 - Hamburg (6.23)
15 April 1942 - Dortmund (45 min)*
24 April 1942 - Rostock (8.31)
26 April 1942 - Rostock (8.01)
28 April 1942 - Kiel (5.39)*
4 May 1942 - Stuttgart (7.47)
8 May 1942 - Warnemunde (7.52)
30 May 1942 - Cologne (15 min)*
1 June 1942 - Essen (4.31)

Squadron Leader Price has completed 25 operational flights as Captain of a bomber aircraft. Throughout, his courage, cheerfulness and devotion to duty have been outstanding. He has been a fine example to all aircrew in his squadron, and the results he has achieved have gone far to inspiring his fellow crews to greater efforts. Squadron Leader Price has never failed to attack the most highly defended targets with the greatest determination and skill. He has brought back excellent photographs of the primary target taken whilst bombing, an outstanding example being that showing the actual sheds of the Heinkel Aircraft Works at Rostock which he was detailed to attack on the night of 26/27 April 1942."
Posthumously awarded
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

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