HOGG Aubrey 436032

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Aubrey HOGG

Service No: 436032
Born: Westray, Orkney Islands, UK, 7 January 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 2 November 1942 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 103 Squadron (RAF), RAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 103 Squadron Lancaster aircraft LL913), Yorkshire, 23 April 1944, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire UK
CWGC Additional Information: Son of the Revd. Edward Hogg and Mary Annie Hogg, of Bayswater, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Bayswater WA
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Lancaster LL913 took off from RAF Elsham Wolds at 2316 hours on the night of 22 April 1944, detailed to bomb Dusseldorf, Germany. When returning to base after the mission the aircraft flew into a hill at 0455 hours at Thorpe Hall, about 5 miles south south west of Helmsley, Yorkshire. All the crew were killed.

The crew members of LL913 were:

Pilot Officer Thomas Edwin Astbury (172418) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Brodie Graham (622825) (RAF) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Aubrey Hogg (436032) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Donald Hopkins (1546820) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Anthony Jervis (1585814) (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Donald Arthur William Leftly (911476) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Cyril Whittle (1106196) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)

References:

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, 166/18/336

Bibliography:

Charlwood, D.E.C. (Donald Ernest Cameron) (408794) No Moon Tonight (Angus and Robertson 1956), Penguin Ringwood VIC, 3134, 1991