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Lynn Harris Hosford Jr

Military

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medal.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 1 January 1922

Son of Lynn H Hosford Sr.

Enlisted Cleveland, OH 6 August 1942

Cleveland, Ohio

Based Duxford 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 27 April 2017
Buried National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ 30 April 2017

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2021 19:58:25 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28617741
https://www.fold3.com/image/682010609
https://www.fold3.com/image/312802596
https://www.fold3.com/record/84216653/lynn-h-hosford-jr-wwii-army-enlist...
http://p47pilots.com/P47-Pilots.cfm?c=incP47BiographyHome.cfm&vm=BIO&pil....
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185019890/lynn-h.-hosford

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2019 14:58:16 general ira snapsorter Changes to mission associations
Sources

Peter Randall at http://www.littlefriends.co.uk

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2015 15:16:20 general ira snapsorter Changes to role and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p132 ;
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:29:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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