Thomas L. Price

Recent Address: 1529 Spanish Trail, Plano, TX 75023-3055
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Family Info: Llewellyn Price- Father Margaret O. Price ne. Nordsel- Mother
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Date Entered Service: Apr 9, 1936
Service Number: O-404349/ AAF 6567A USAF Reg
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 769th
Location of Unit: Walker, KS; Spring 1944
Missions Flown: 36 Combat Missions, 540 combat Hours: India- Burma (BSS), China def (BSS), AirOffJapan (BSS), Palembang Sumatra (BSS), West Pacific (BSS), Central Burma (BSS), AntiSubPatrol (BSS)
Hump Missions: 10 or 12
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (3 OLC), Presidential Unit Citation, (2 OLC), American Service Defence Medal, Victory Medal WW II, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal W/ 6BSS, ACM w/ 1 BSS, National Defence Service Medal, AFLSA w 4 BrOLC, Air Force Commendation Medal
Service Schools: Infantry School, Ft. Benning- Adv TacWep Apr 41; St Ana, Roswell NM- Preflight & Bomb Jan 43; March Field, CA- DR & Celestial Nav Jul 43
MOS: Aircraft Observer, Navigator, Bombardier, Op Staff Officer/ AF Instructor
Rank Upon Discharge: Major
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: Liberty Bell, OlBitchuAryBess, OL 278- the B-29 with the 8 telephones on her nose under the camels and bombs
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Date Transferred from the 58th: July 28, 1945
Date Discharged: Retired: January 31, 1961
Post WWII Service: Inst Mil Mgmt Craig, AL, ATC, SAC, 13th AF 581st ARG, MATS
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Manpower Management for State of Illinois
Thoughts About the 58th: While reticent about the war and its horrors, he was always proud to have served with men of the 58th in general and the men of the 462nd Hellbirds in particular. So proud that he registered both my sister Margaret and I as “Fledglings” early in the program and made sure that we knew about the group.
Comments: Last year (2008) I was priviledged to attend my first 58th BW reunion and this year 2009, I plan to attend and by brothers and sisters are in the process of trying to arrange to do the same. Additionally, my daughter her husband and the grand daughter that started this whole renewal of interest in the 462nd and Dad's participation in its missions.

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