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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. R V Hogg


Ralph Vincent Hogg was born on 18th April 1916 in Hartlepool, the son of James William and Mary Catherine Hogg.

He joined the RAFVR about July 1939 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and arrived at 7 OTU Hawarden in September 1940.

After converting to Spitfires Hogg joined 616 Squadron at Kirton-in-Lindsey on 6th October. Returning from a routine sortie on the 14th, he was unable to lower his undercarriage and crash-landed back at the airfield, unhurt.



Hogg joined 41 Squadron at Hornchurch on 14th November 1940. He was reported 'Missing' on 12th December when he failed to return from a patrol in Spitfire P7326.

He was 24 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 15.


Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.


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