Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: KK grave 204
Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Australian Air Force
Rang: Flying Officer
Regiment: 15 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
Number / Nummer: 423735
Age / Leeftijd: 21
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 02/11/1944
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Erp
Son of Harry Bensley and Catherine Margaret Hoggard from Sydney; New South Wales; Australia.
On November 2, 1944 there were as many as two planes down in Erp. First, a Lancaster III 15 Squadron, F / O R.J. Hoggard as a pilot. That was at 14:17 pm. Probably this Lancaster engaged in transport and supply mission. He crashed due to a collision with another Lancaster same squadron, which came down in Veghel. Of which Lancaster survived none of the crew members of the Lancaster in Erp we know that there are three crew members were killed.
Those were two Australians and a Canadian. It was pilot F / O Robert John Hoggard (21) (RAAF); navigator F / O Ian Law (30) (RCAF) and P / O Owen Frederick Meredith (21) (RAAF). What happened to the other crew members, is still unclear.
Related / Gerelateerde
Ian Law - Flying Officer
Owen Frederick Meredith - Pilot Officer
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