22.10.1941 No. 2 SFTS Oxford I NZ1263 574 LAC Hogg
Date: 22nd October 1941 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 2 Service Flying Training School
Type: Oxford I
Base: RNZAF Woodbourne, New Zealand
Location: Near Renwick, New Zealand
Pilot: LAC. Wylie MacDonald Hogg NZ/411161 RNZAF Age 19. Killed
Pilot 2: LAC Barry Alfred Smith NZ/413134 RNZAF Age 20. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Taking at around 15:15 hrs on a photographic training exercise through the Wairau Valeey.
Shortly afterwards the aircraft stalled whilst flying at about 500 ft dived and crashed into trees near Renwick killing both the pilots.
LAC. Wylie MacDonald Hogg. Waihi Public Cemetery. Grave 278. D. Son of Bain and Flora Hogg, of Waihi, New Zealand. A total of 160 flying hours logged - 48 solo with 29 on this type.
LAC Barry Alfred Smith. Wellington Cemetery (Karori). Grave 29. B/3. (S). Son of Alfred Victor and Ellen Jane Smith, of Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand. His brother 23 year old, P/O. Maurice Victor Smith was killed on the 31st March 1943 in Scotland along with 6 others.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to the research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Weekly News of New Zealand, other sources as quoted below: