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SSGT William Luther Hostetter Jr.

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SSGT William Luther Hostetter Jr.

Birth
Tichnor, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
Death 28 Feb 1944 (aged 25)
Abbeville, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot Plot A Row 3 Grave 42
Memorial ID 56645778 View Source
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Entered the service from Arkansas.

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B-17 Ball turret gunner assigned to 359th Bomb Sqn, 303rd Bomb Grp, 8th AF. 17 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bois-Coquered in B-17F 42-5306; Shot down by flak and crashed SW of Abbeville 28-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Aircrew Report 2863 - Awarded Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart posthumously.


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  • Maintained by: Frogman
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56645778
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56645778/william-luther-hostetter : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT William Luther Hostetter Jr. (7 Nov 1918–28 Feb 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56645778, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by Frogman (contributor 47380828) .