A Collection of Medals to Second World War Royal Air Force Casualties

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Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £300

Estimate: £300 - £400

Three: Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) L. W. Price, 214 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who was killed in action when his Wellington crashed into the sea off the French coast during a raid on Frankfurt, 2-3 September 1941

1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939-45, with named Air Council enclosure, in card box of issue, addressed to ‘F. Price Esq., 44 Trafford Street, Farnworth, No. Bolton, Lancs.’, nearly extremely fine (3) £300-£400

Footnote

Leslie Whitehouse Price served during the Second World War as a Wireless Operator / Air Gunner with 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron, flying Wellingtons, and took part in 15 sorties against various targets including Düsseldorf, the German battleship Scharnhorst, Osnabruck, Cologne, and Hannover. He was killed in action when Wellington R1717, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R. H. May, crashed into the sea off the French coast whilst taking part in a raid on Frankfurt on 2-3 September 1941. It is believed they were hit by flak over the target area and managed to make the coast where they crashed into the sea off Dunkirk. All six of the crew were killed.

Price is buried alongside his crew in Dunkirk Town Cemetery. His medals were sent to his father, Frederick Price.

Sold with copied research.