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The Airmen's Stories - P/O D W Hogg


Douglas William Hogg was born on 19th June  1917 at St Clair, Innerleven, Wemyss, Fife, the son of Thomas and Helen Hogg. His father is recorded in the 1901 census as a shipping clerk, living in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.

Hogg, a commercial traveller, must have already had some flying experience when he joined the RAF on 1st February 1940 with a direct-entry RAFVR commission as he joined 25 Squadron at Martlesham Heath ten days later.

Hogg shared in destroying a Ju88 on 12th August.

He was killed on 3rd September 1940 when he was shot down in error over North Weald in daylight by a Hurricane of 46 Squadron, flown by F/Lt. AC Rabagliati. At this stage of the war Blenheims were often mis-identified as Ju88s.





His gunner, Sgt. E Powell, baled out, unhurt. The Blenheim, L1512, crashed near Greenstead Green, Essex.

Powell reported that Hogg had been shot and killed in the air. The doctor who examined the body agreed. At the time of the incident, a major German raid was developing on North Weald airfield and Hogg and Powell were ordered off to patrol base.

Hogg was 23. He is buried in Eastwood Cemetery, Glasgow.


Above image courtesy of Stevie Bob.



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