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The Airmen's Stories - F/Lt. E S Hogg


Edward Sydney Hogg was born in Leeds on 10th January 1917. He joined the RAFO on a short service commission and began his initial training course on 8th March 1937.

He carried out his intermediate and advanced training at 8 FTS Montrose. On 19th January 1938 he was posted to 66 Squadron at Duxford. He was granted a short service commission in March 1938.



In October 1938 Hogg went to 11 FTS Perth as an instructor, later moving to 12 FTS Grantham where he instructed until some time in 1939, when he joined 609 Squadron at Drem.

Hogg went to 152 Squadron at Acklington from 609 on 14th November 1939. He served with the squadron throughout the Battle of Britain.


Above L to R: P/O FH Posener, F/Lt. ES Hogg, P/O W Beaumont.


On 23rd August 1940 he destroyed a Ju88.

The 152 Squadron records are unclear for this period but it seems that Hogg was non-effective sick for the period 1st October to 6th December. He was serving at RAF Warmwell from 22nd October as a supernumerary.

In December 1940 he went to 58 OTU Grangemouth as an instructor.

In March 1941 Hogg went to CFS Upavon for an instructors course after which he returned to 58 OTU, remaining there until November 1941 when he went to 4 FTS.

In September 1943 Hogg was posted to Canada and served at a unit in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, as an instructor.

He returned to the UK in June 1945 and was released from the RAF in October as a Wing Commander.

Hogg died on 23rd December 1986.


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