raymond e price
B24,  Crew

Raymond E Price

Birthplace: Loraine, Texas, USA
ASN: 0-820820
Birthdate: 1 June 1921
Position in plane: Pilot
Rank: 1st Lt
KIA: december 25th 1944
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Plot 5, Row 5, Grave 50
Medals: Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and Purple Heart


When the plane was shot by the 15 German fighters, the plane got into a spin. Price managed to get it under control again and flew on. After the second hit with appr. 5 to 6 German fighters, the plane was on fire and engines were running away. Price gave the order to bail out, but O’Rourke and Tiedemann refused to go.
We think that Raymond Price could see the meadows around La Fosse and was hoping to crashland the plane there. There is a midair explosion reported.
Above “le chalet” the plane loses an engine. The plane then makes a last turn and crashes into the meadow, killing Price, O’Rourke and Tiedemann.

Raymond Price is interred in Henri Chapelle cemetery.

Since december 2019 we have contact with the family of Ray Price.

Bob has been researching the B-24 crashsite from june 2013 till november 2017. He runs a B&B in the hamlet of Grandmenil since 2008 and researches the events of the Battle of the Bulge. www.grandmenil.com www.battle-of-the-bulge.be