The Viney Agency

DAVID M PRICE

Ben Kane

David M. Price’s early interest in aviation and military history were fuelled by days exploring deserted RAF airfields in his native Cumbria, leading to a lifelong interest in aviation history. He has been involved in aircraft preservation for over twenty five years at the Solway Aviation Museum, serving two terms as Chairman. This has included many hours working on the collection’s iconic Avro Vulcan XJ823 and other significant aircraft, including an Armstrong Whitworth Meteor, English Electric Lightning and Sikorsky S-55 helicopter. He writes and lectures on aviation and the First World War and is a frequent guide to battlefields.

His first book, A Bomber Crew Mystery, followed the story of two American B-17 crews based in Suffolk during the Second World War.

LATEST BOOK: A BOMBER CREW MYSTERY: THE FORGOTTEN HEROES OF THE 388TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP

HANNIBAL – FIELDS OF BLOOD
After having discovered a discarded trophy in an Edinburgh antiques shop, David M. Price endeavoured to uncover the stories of the men whose names had been engraved upon it. Praised as 'Outstanding Crew of the Month', the members of 388th Bombardment Group set out on their very first mission on D-Day. This baptism of fire heralded the start of an illustrious career; in the period between August-September 1944, they took part in over 30 missions. And yet the details of their endeavours have largely been forgotten.

Having become disconnected from its previous owners and therefore its history, the author made it his mission to retrieve the relic from obscurity and to provide it with a platform upon which it can be appreciated widely. The history of 388th Bombardment Group's service is told in great detail with the author actively seeking out each member of the Group and surviving family members, in an effort to glean more information about their war and reunite them with the trophy that they won in the midst of it. A Bomber Crew Mystery book serves as a poignant and evocative tribute to the Group, as well as to the wider allied effort during the Second World War.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: A Bomber Crew Mystery, (Pen and Sword, 2016).

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