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627 Squadron Crest
07.05.1944 627 Squadron Mosquito IV DZ422 AZ:D Flt.Lt. Thomas L. Hogg DFC

Operation: Training flight.

Date: 7th May 1944 (Sunday)

Unit: 627 Squadron

Type: Mosquito FB IV

Serial: DZ422

Code: AZ:D

Base: RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Location: Woodhall Spa

Pilot: Flt.Lt. Thomas Leslie Hogg DFC. 42310 RAFVR Age 29. Killed

Nav: Flt.Lt. Ronald Woodhouse 46300 RAFVR Age 30. Killed


This aircraft was engaged on a training flight. Single-engined approach at Woodhall Spa aerodrome but crashed near bomb dump - killing both crew members.

Flt.Lt. Ronald Woodhouse and right Botley Cemetery

Burial detail:

Flt.Lt. Thomas Hogg DFC. Kirk Onchan (St.Peter Churchyard).Grave 136. Son of Theophilus Clague Hogg and Catherine Anna Hogg, of Onchan, Isle of Man.

DFC awarded whilst with 11 Sqn, gazetted 7th April 1942.

Flt.Lt. Ronald Woodhouse. Botley Cemetery. Plot I/2. Grave 221. Husband of Freda Woodhouse, of Bicester, Oxfordshire, England.

Researched for relatives of this crew with thanks to sources as quoted below (Jul 2017). Updated by Aircrew Remembered (Nov 2020).

RS 07.11.2020 - Addition of DFC award information

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Archiwum - Polish Air Force Archive (on this site), Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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