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Lyman Hosmer


Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on Station 106 Special Orders #125 dated 22 October 1943 (transferred in from the 305th Bombardment Group).


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Texas, USA 1921
Enlisted Houston, TX, USA 3 July 1942

Residence: Waller County, Texas
Private, Branch Immaterial

Promoted Istres, France 23 July 1945

Promoted to Sergeant on AAF Station 2 Special Orders #12 dated 23 July 1945.


Date Contributor Update
06 June 2017 00:14:08 bombercommand Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2017 00:09:56 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:27 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /