Sergeant/Air Gunner George Hogg

Sergeant/Air Gunner George Hogg, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was lost on an Air Operation over Germany, aged 20, on the 22nd February 1945. He had been born in Jedburgh and was the son of Henry and Charlotte Hogg of 19 Forthill Avenue, Jedburgh. He had served his apprenticeship as a seedsman in Jedburgh when he enlisted in early 1944. He had also been a Member of the local Air Training Corps. He was a Member of 218 Squadron R.A.F. which flew the Avro Lancaster from R.A.F. Chedburgh in Suffolk. The Aircraft was damaged by flak on a raid to Gelsenkirchen and had to be abandoned. Four of the crew escaped to become P.O.W.s after being badly beaten by the local Gestapo but the other three were killed including Sergeant Hogg. He is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany where his Headstone is inscribed ” Treasured Memories”.

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