LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant John LOGAN

Service No: 403165
Born: Dalmuir, Scotland, 22 September 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 279 Squadron (RAF), Detachment RAF Station Docking, Norfolk
Died: Air Operations: (No. 279 Squadron Hudson aircraft V8993), North Sea, 13 February 1942, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Scottow Cemetery, Coltishall, Norfolk
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Peter and Jane Logan, of Telarah, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: West Maitland NSW
Remembered: Panel 125, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0830 hours on 13 February 1942 Hudson V8993 took off from RAF Station Docking to carry out a sea patrol off the east coast of UK bounded by an area 52.25N 003.30E and 52.35N 003.30E. Visibility was good with patchy mist and low cloud and the icing index was high. The aircraft was due to return at 1130 hours but it failed to return to base. The body of Sergeant Logan was washed ashore on the shoe at Palling, Norfolk, and it was recorded in 1948 that the three missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of V8993 were:

Sergeant George Robert Maurice Garrard (1209174) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant John Logan (403165) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Henry Fred Redhead (964416) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant Harold Henry Schultz (404859) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/169/104