Pilot Officer Edward Anthony BOGAN

Service No: 424320
Born: Mudgee NSW, 9 July 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1942
Unit: No. 98 Squadron (RAF), B58 Landing Ground, Melsbroek, Belgium
Died: Air Operations (No. 98 Squadron Mitchell aircraft FW224), Belgium, 2 February 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Brussels Town Cemetery, Evere, Noord-Brabant, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward Albert and Irene Maud Bogan, of Roxburg, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Mudgee NSW
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Muswellbrook War Memorial, Muswellbrook NSW

Mitchell FW224 took off on 2nd February 1945 detailed to attack a target in Holland. The aircraft slid out of the formation emitting grey smoke, and the pilot called for homings between 1000 and 1004 hours and was given a course of 205 degrees. The aircraft failed to maintain height on one engine and struck the ground. It crashed 2 miles south of Malines, Belgium, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of FW224 were:

Flight Sergeant Albert Barker (1589347) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Edward Anthony Bogan (424320) (Wireless Operator Air)
Pilot Officer Bruce Ian Hamilton Hicks (417078) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer George Arthur Winter (191807) (RAF) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/1492
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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