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Peter B Hogan Sr

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. 38 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Evaded (EVD). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Awards: AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Retired Owner and President of Holyoke Ice Company.

Service

People

  • Richard Waters

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, wounded in stomach and unconscious, unable to bale out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, 1Lt Waters having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Killed...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31814 'Bag of Bolts'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, pilot wounded in stomach and unconscious, crew baled out, shortly later A/C exploded on impact, pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armored flight seat. 2 x EVD, 3...

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hampden County, MA, USA 8 January 1920

Son of Peter F and Anastasia D [Greaney] Hogan.

Graduated high school 1250 State St, Springfield, MA 01109, USA 1938

Graduated from Springfield Technical High School in 1938.

Enlisted Springfield, MA, USA 4 November 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 8 July 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Graduated flight school 1943

Graduated from Aviation Cadet Training as a pilot 1943.

Shot down / baled out 62123 Warlus, France 8 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. EVD. 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Evaded capture (EVD) 8 July 1944 – October 1944

Evaded capture (EVD) spent three months with the French resistance.

Buried 1390 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001, USA May 2010

Interred
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Agawam
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

Died Springfield, MA, USA 21 May 2010

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2017 17:32:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/111435899_peter_b%20hogan/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/83403615_peter_b%20hogan/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52833073

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