Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Easson Hogg

In memory of:

Squadron Leader James Easson Hogg

March 23, 1945

Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

Military Service


Service Number:

J/21119

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

438 Squadron

Citation(s):

Distinguished Flying Cross, London Gazette dated 23 January 1945. Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Operational Wings posthumously on 23 November 1944.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Born:

August 19, 1916
South Shields, County Durham, England

Enlistment:

April 5, 1939
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of William Sanderson and Jane (nee Westwater) Hogg. Brother of William Gordon of Ottawa, Ontario. Nephew of Robert J. Hogg of Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 525 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 278.

Location:

During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometres by road west of London. The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:
IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JAMES EASSON HOGG – Photo of J E Hogg for passport identification.  Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.
  • Photo of JAMES EASSON HOGG – J E Hogg
  • Photo of JAMES EASSON HOGG – JE Hogg by the rudder of his Hawker Typhoon
  • Letter – Telegram from Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.
  • Letter – Page One of letter above Hogg's crash.  Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.
  • Letter – Page Two of letter above Hogg's crash.  Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.
  • Memorial – Inscription - Runnymede Memorial - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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