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R W Hosman


18 November 1942 in 'Fury' B-17 41-24499 bombs could not be released so were jettisoned in an open field. On return, 10 miles SW of Exeter, a/c collided with 41-24553 which was able to land safely; however Fury landed at RAF Turweston and was salvaged. . Captain Hosman was relieved of assignment and transferred to 91st Hdq. in Jan. 1943


Units served with


  • 41-24499 Fury

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F #41-24999 'Fury' was assigned 91BG/322BS [LG-P] at Bangor 2-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 29-Sep-42; 3m Despatched 18-Nov-42 to bomb the U-Boat pens at La Pallice, France. Upon return the aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with B-17F #41-24453 (91BG) ...


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces Volume I by Bishop and Hey p. 47