|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1920|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1942|
William served as a Staff Sergeant on B-25C #41-12673, 486th Bomber Squadron, 340th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.
William "Fred" died in the "Line Of Duty" when his B-25 crashed during training near Bowling Green, Kentucky during the war.
Service # 6998949
Airmen who perished on B-25C #41-12673:
Blackledge, Jack E ~ S/Sgt, Missouri
Hosey, William F ~ S/Sgt, Maryland
Houck, Forrest C ~ S/Sgt, Pennsylvania
Secor, Alfred T, Jr ~ S/Sgt, New York
Seitz, Abe B ~ S/Sgt, Georgia
Zelen, Jack ~ S/Sgt, Pennsylvania
( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Friday, December 11, 1942, page 1:
STAFF SERGEANT FRED HOSEY IS FIRST CUMBERLAND FLIER TO DIE IN WAR!
Staff Sergt. William Fred Hosey, 22, son of Mrs. Leah H. Hosey, 14 Market Street, was killed yesterday in the crash of an Army plane near Bowling Green, Ky., the first Cumberland flier to meet death in an aerial mishap since the war started.
Staff Sergt. Hosey graduated from Allegany High School in 1938, and enlisted in the Army in 1939, being sent to the Panama Canal Zone, where he was stationed for two years, and then entered the aviation school in Texas.
His brother, Richard K. Hosey left a week ago today for Kelly Field to begin training as an Air Force cadet.
In addition to his mother and brother, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. William J. Cramer.
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Plot: Singing Tower 301 2
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86521247