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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J H Hogg

 

John Henry Hogg, from Wolviston, County Durham, was born in 1920, the son of John and Emily Hogg.

He attended Ward-Jackson School in Hartlepool before being apprenticed as a Painter to GW Hutson.

He joined the RAFVR in June 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939 he later remustered as an Air Gunner. He joined 141 Squadron at Dyce on 21st August 1940.

Hogg was killed on 23rd July 1942 aged 22 as a Flight Sergeant with 159 Squadron.

Liberator II AL534 of 1653 OCU took off from St. Jean, Palestine to raid Benghazi harbour. It was brought down, details unknown. Hogg and another crewman, F/Sgt. JS Peterson RCAF, were killed and the rest taken prisoner:

F/O RA Malcolm
W/O RJ Male
Sgt. W Bell
Sgt. A Charlton
Sgt. JA Westwood RCAF

 

Hogg is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs courtesy of Colonel C R Romberg RA, British Embassy Cairo.

 


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