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SSgt William P Hohman
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Birth: 1916
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Death: May 19, 1944, Denmark

William P was the son of Frank M Hohman and Sopie B McAllister. Fought in WWII, 350th Sqdn. Crew. On 19/5/44, a 1st Lt John J. Raring was flying as CP and was KIA (He is on WALL OF THE MISSING) A/C #191 was shot down by E/A on their first pass through the formation at 1518 hours. It went down under control circling to the right. Six chutes came out as a/c went down. When last seen all props were turning and there was no smoke coming from the a/c. The crash was seen by some fishermen from Rodbyhavn, and they went to the crash point and picked up Lt. Barbour, but despite intense search in the area no other survivors llere found. Body of S/Sgt Hick was found at sea near Vejlo Island in Nakskov Fjord on 24/7/44 and he was buried at Sandby Cemetary. Body of Haswell & Hicks was found at sea 12 km W of Rodbyhavn on 22/7/44 They were buried in Rodby Cemetary. In 1948 S/Sgt Hick's remains were exhumed and returned to U. S. A. S/Sgt Haswell is still resting in the Rodby Cemetary. Statement by Lynn Barbour "At the time of the first attack fire was started by enemy action, near the forward escape hatch. I immediately tried to extinguish it. In moving from my position; in the nose of the ship to the location of the fire, my inter phone & oxygen system were disconnected, therefore I was not in communication with the other members of the crew from the time the attack started until I bailed out. As we were immediately put out of action, and the plane was out of control, there was no time to re-establish inter-phone communications. Not certain whether the crew had been notified to abandon ship, I shouted at the navigator to ascertain that fact and he did so. The plane being out of control and pilotless we had no choice but to bail out. In your investigation as to the fate of my crew members, I suggest you contact Mr. James MacDougall, Nakskov Hospital, Nakskov, Denmark. He did, and should still be able to contact fishermen who rescued me from the Baltic Sea. I believe I was docked by these fishermen at a small town named Rodby, which is a small fishing village, believed to be East of the town of Nakskov on the Island of Lloland. I am not certain this is the correct name of the village, but this could be definitely ascertained from Mr. MacDougall, mentioned above. Mr. MacDougall could also put you in touch with a Doctor from this village who attended me at the dock. When rescued from the sea I was unable to make the fishermen understand that there were other crews in the area, due to my own mental and physical incapacity from injuries and exposure and also due to the language difficulties. None of the fishermen could speak or understand English. Upon reaching land, I was able to contact a person who spoke English. When the situation was described to him he promised to send the boats to conduct a search for the other crew members. I personally believe this was not done and also further believe that if such a search had been conducted other members of the crew would definitely have been found alive or their bodies would have been found floating with the support of their Mae West life vests. I was a patient at Nakskov Hospital for a period of three months, and during this time, upon repeated inquiries, I never received definite confirmation other boats were sent out. All inquires were instituted through Mr, MacDongall, who is the son of Dr. MacDongall, Head of the Nakskov Hospital, Nakskov City, Island of Lloland, Denmark. " 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Matthew Hohman (1878 - 1963)
  Sophie B McAllister Hohman (1888 - 1970)
 
 Siblings:
  Dorothy M Hohman Beall (1911 - 2010)*
  Helen M Hohman Deuerling (1912 - 1988)*
  William P Hohman (1916 - 1944)
  Francis Hohman (1923 - 1930)*
  Paul Joseph Hohman (1925 - 1998)*
  John Joseph Hohman (1927 - 2000)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Delaware (not sure why since he lived in Baltimore MD)
 
Burial:
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton
South Cambridgeshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
 
Maintained by: KimH
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56290759
SSgt William P Hohman
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SSgt William P Hohman
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SSgt William P Hohman
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William noted that he lived in Delaware when he enlisted.
- Russ Pickett
 Added: Feb. 4, 2015

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Dec. 11, 2009
 
 
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