Leading Aircraftman Thomas James HOGAN

Service No: 64555
Born: Paddington NSW, 5 January 1911
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 May 1942
Unit: No. 10 Repair and Servicing Unit
Died: Drowned, Kiriwina Island PNG, 30 April 1944, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Myles Thomas Hogan and Sarah Hogan; husband of Ethel Mae Hogan, of Coogee, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 30 April 1944, Leading Aircraftman Hogan, an Electrician, drowned when he was attending a swimming parade at North Beach, Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea. He swam out from the beach towards a reef and got into difficulties with the currents and the undertow. Two members of the RAAF tried to rescue him but he disappeared before they could reach him.


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/18/342

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