- According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends
of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Bosley died in a glider
crash. He was given a field burial in a field between Opheusden and
- Bosley came from Derby and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps
before he volunteered for the Glider Pilot Regiment.
- He served with A Squadron. In june 1944 Bosley came into action
during the Normandy landings.
- On 18 september 1944 Bosley was flying Horsa 5003 to Arnhem. The
horsa carried six members of the RAF 6341 Light Warning Unit and their
equipment. The other people in the Horsa were: James
Chassels Brooks, John McKenzie Anderson,
Harold Highton, Edwin H. Lascelles, John R. Swann, Alexander Tisshaw and
- The Horsa was hit in a flak barrage some 8 kilometers
south of the intended Landing Zone. It crashed 1 kilometer south of the
railway station of Opheusden, along the road to Dodewaard. Horsa 5003
was towed by Stirling LJ-633 of 295th Squadron. Both aircraft had left
England aroung 12.15 from Harwell Airfield. The Stirling returned at the
airfield around 16.30.
- According to an eyewitness the Horsa was hit by flak around 14.15.
The tail of the plane was completely shot off and the plane came
straight down in a field. It crashed partly in a ditch. The men inside
the glider were buried the next day.
- I guess the crashsite was near nowadays highway A15.