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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1 BlessingWilliam WalterSquadron Leader4046481913AustralianPilotDSO

DFC

RAAFBomber Command105 Sqn
1944-07-07MosquitoXVIML964GB:JBurn19:46CaenPrimary target marker. Shot down by a fighter and badly damaged. Plt.Off. Burke baled out, as odered, and landed in Allied held territory.KilledLa Delivrande War Cemetery Douvres III.D.3DSO awarded whilst with 105 Sqn, gazetted 18th June 1943. Citation reads: "Bar to Distinguished Service Order. Acting Wing Commander Reginald Wilfred REYNOLDS, D.S.O., D.F.C. (40259), Reserve of Air Force Officers, No! 139 Squadron. Distinguished Service Order. Acting Squadron Leader William Walter BLESSING. D.F.C. (Aus.404648), Royal Australian Air Force, No. 105 Squadron. Acting Flight Lieutenant Edward Barnes SISMORE, D.F.C. (130208), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 139 Squadron. Distinguished Flying Cross. Flying Officer Forrest Martin FISHER (121787), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 105 Squadron. Distinguished Flying Medal. 1379594 Flight Sergeant Leslie HOGAN, No. 105 Squadron. On the 27th May, 1943. a force of bombers were detailed to attack targets at Jena, Germany, in daylight. The operation called for a high degree of skill and necessitated a flight over strongly defended areas and difficult terrain. Whilst still a considerable distance from the target, the weather deteriorated and visibility became very poor. Nevertheless, the objective, far away in enemy territory was reached according to plan. In spite of balloon defences, and in the face of fierce antiaircraft fire, a low level attack was pressed home with great vigour. The success achieved reflects the greatest credit on the efforts of the abovenamed personnel who took part in the operation in various capacities, as members of aircraft crews. Their skill, courage and determination were of a high order."

DFC awarded whilst with 105 Sqn, gazetted 6th April 1943. Citation reads: "Acting Flight Lieutenant William Walter BLESSING (Aus.404648), Royal Australian Air Force, No. 105 Squadron. In March, 1943, this officer flew the leading aircraft of a bomber force detailed to undertake a low level attack on the railway workshops at Paderborn. The operation, involving a deep penetration into Germany in daylight, demanded a high degree of efficiency. That the sortie was executed exactly as planned and success achieved was largely attributable to Flight Lieutenant Blessing's fine leadership and great skill. This officer has taken part in 17 sorties, all of them in daylight, invariably displaying great determination and efficiency. On two occasions he has flown his badly damaged aircraft back to base."

Son of Walter Clinton Blessing and Elizabeth Mary Blessing, of Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Audrey Pamela Blessing, of Stanmore, Middlesex, England.
2 HoganP JFlight SergeantA413866RAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-11LancasterIW4960UV-Binbrook2147DusseldorfCrashed at Sluipwijk HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
3 HoganPFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1945-03-03Halifax IIINR179HD-CDriffield1823KamenCrashed at Fridaythorpe on return
4 HoganE AFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterILM291GI-FMildenhall1820FrankfurtCrashed at Pfalzer WaldKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
5 HoganFrancis JosephFlight Sergeant Air BomberR/111255RCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-10-13HalifaxIIW7870ZA-GRAF Melbourne, Yorkshire1834Kiel Shot down by night fighter over North Sea MissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 104.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
6 HoganF EPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-02LancasterXKB792NA-IMiddleton St George2020WiesbadenExploded over target areaKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
7 HoganJ DPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1943-09-23LancasterIIILM336DX-GEast Kirkby1915MannheimCrashed near rue de LouvreKilledClichy New Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
8 HoganJ RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1945-04-10LancasterIME739LE-TEast Kirkby1826LeipzigAbandonedPoW Paradie Archive Database
9 HoganD PSergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-08-27WellingtonIIIBJ708AA-MildenhallKasselCrashed at MelsungenKilledHannover War Cemetery
10 HoganR W GWarrant OfficerR79184Bomber Command101 Sqd
1943-03-27LancasterIW4322SR-UHolme on Spalding MoorBerlinCrashed at WunsdorfKilledHannover War Cemetery
11 HoganPilot OfficerBomber Command105 Sqd
1941-05-01BlenheimIVV5823GB-GSwanton Morley1215Anti ShippingCrash landed CookleyInjured
12 HoganLeslieFlying Officer158337ObserverDFM

RAFVRBomber Command105 Sqn
1943-09-29MosquitoIXLR506GB:WMarham18:59BochumOn return crashed 1 mile NW of West Raynham airfield, NorfolkKilledScotforth Cemetery Sec. 8, Grave 136A 1379514 Flt.Sgt. Hogan DFM gazetted on 18th June 1943. Citation: On the 27th May, 1943, a force of bombers were detailed to attack targets at Jena, Germany, in daylight. The operation called for a high degree of skill and necessitated a flight over strongly defended areas and difficult terrain. Whilst still a considerable distance from the target, the weather deteriorated and visibility became very poor. Nevertheless, the objective, far away in enemy territory was reached according to plan. In spite of balloon defences, and in the face of fierce anti- aircraft fire, a low level attack was pressed home with great vigour. The success achieved reflects the greatest credit on the efforts of the above- named personnel who took part in the operation in various capacities, as members of aircraft crews. Their skill, courage and determination were of a high order.

Son of Frederic and Edith Hogan; husband of Bessie Hogan, of Lancaster
13 HoganP RSergeantBomber Command26 OTU
1943-08-30WellingtonXHE500WingSpecial TaskCrashed at Rubrouck {Nord}KilledLonguenesse {St-Omer} Souvenir Cemetery
14 HoganW TSergeantBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1941-07-07HalifaxIL9502TL-RLinton on Ouse2301Frankfurt? PoW
15 HoganH A VSquadron LeaderPilotFighter501 Sqd
1940-09-18HurricaneIV6620PatrolBaled out over West MallingSafe
16 HoganF JSergeantBomber Command622 Sqd
1945-02-01LancasterIHK617GI-QMildenhall1329MonchengladbachCrashed near Tilloy
17 HoganR ESergeantBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIDV281UM-D2Wickenby2157Mailly-le-CampCrashed St-remy-sous-Barbuise {Aube}KilledSt-Remy-sous-Barbuise Churchyard
18 HoganE PSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1941-08-12HalifaxIL9562MP-Middleton St George2129BerlinCrashed on return to baseKilled
19 HoganW EFlight SergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1943-07-29HalifaxIIJB956KN-OElvington2240Hamburg?KilledKiel War Cemetery
20 HoganJSergeantBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIDV198WS-UBardney2249ToursCrashed St-Pierre-des-CorpsKilledNantes {Pont-du-Cens} Communal
21 HoganF JPilot OfficerDFC

Bomber Command90 Sqd
1941-09-08FortressIAN533WP-NPolebrook925OsloShot down by Me109sKilled
22 Hogan Henry Algernon VickersPilotDFC
Fighter Command8
Ace
23 HoganLeonard FrancisAircraftman Class 165816AustraliaRAAF1 School Technical Training1943-07-26RAAF Honour Roll
24 HoganWilliam JosephLeading Aircraftman411785AustraliaRAAF1 Service Flying Training School (RCAF)1942-02-24RAAF Honour Roll
25 HoganThomas JamesLeading Aircraftman64555AustraliaRAAF10 Repair & Salvage Milne Bay1944-04-30RAAF Honour Roll
26 HoganAustin JohnFlight Sergeant422559AustraliaRAAF12 OTU RAF1943-08-19RAAF Honour Roll
27 HoganThomas JosephFlight Sergeant414403AustraliaRAAF1657 Conversion RAF1944-01-20RAAF Honour Roll
28 HoganJohn SidneyAircraftman Class 1167315AustraliaRAAF2 Reserve Personnel Pool Winnellie1945-06-23RAAF Honour Roll
29 HoganThomas LeoSergeant409409AustraliaRAAF20 Service Flying Training School SRAF1942-10-01RAAF Honour Roll
30 HoganPhillip WilliamPilot Officer420386AustraliaRAAF224 Sqd RAF
1944-06-07RAAF Honour Roll
31 HoganPeter JohnFlight Sergeant413866AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
32 HoganEdwin AlbertWarrant Officer415658AustraliaRAAF622 Sqd RAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
33 HoganMichael Flight Sergeant418949AustraliaRAAF84 OTU RAF1944-01-27RAAF Honour Roll
34 HoganLeo MatthewSquadron Leader281940AustraliaRAAFHeadquarters North Eastern Area Townsville1943-09-07RAAF Honour Roll
35 HoganJames LionelPilot Officer268074AustraliaRAAFRAAF Reserve (Civil Aircrew)1942-02-28RAAF Honour Roll
36 HoganClifford S Jr1st LtO-808262USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group385th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-27P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
37 HoganJames P Jr2nd LtO-767237USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group397th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-11P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
38 HoganJames P Jr1st LtO-767237USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group397th Fighter Squadron
1945-04-08P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
39 HunterThomas MatthewSergeantNZ/42329Born on the 13th August 1921 Age 21New ZealandWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAFEastern Air Command34 Operational Training Unit1943-01-26VenturaIAE665-RCAF Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick, Canada1300TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedOttawa Memorial. Panel 3. Column 1

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of John Hogan Hunter and Ettie Hunter (née Hemi), of Martinborough, Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to service worked as a battery mechanic for the Australian Battery Company at Wellington. A total of 69 flying hours logged.
40 ReynoldsReginald WilfredSquadron Leader40259PilotDSO

DSO Bar
DFC

RAFBomber Command105 Sqn
1942-12-20MosquitoIVDZ378GB:KMarhamDelmenhorstHeavily damaged by flak during the mission. Engine and fuselage damaged. Belly landing at 13:06 hrs in RAF Marham. Converted to a "Hanger Queen"SurvivedDFC awarded as Fg.Off with 144 Sqn, gazetted 13th September 1940

DSO awarded whilst with 105 Sqn, Gazetted 16th February 1943.

Bar to DSO awarded as a Wg.Cdr. Whilst with 139 Sqn, gazetted 18th June 1943. Citation reads "Bar to Distinguished Service Order. Acting Wing Commander Reginald Wilfred REYNOLDS, D.S.O., D.F.C. (40259), Reserve of Air Force Officers, No! 139 Squadron. Distinguished Service Order. Acting Squadron Leader William Walter BLESSING. D.F.C. (Aus.404648), Royal Australian Air Force, No. 105 Squadron. Acting Flight Lieutenant Edward Barnes SISMORE, D.F.C. (130208), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 139 Squadron. Distinguished Flying Cross. Flying Officer Forrest Martin FISHER (121787), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 105 Squadron. Distinguished Flying Medal. 1379594 Flight Sergeant Leslie HOGAN, No. 105 Squadron. On the 27th May, 1943. a force of bombers were detailed to attack targets at Jena, Germany, in daylight. The operation called for a high degree of skill and necessitated a flight over strongly defended areas and difficult terrain. Whilst still a considerable distance from the target, the weather deteriorated and visibility became very poor. Nevertheless, the objective, far away in enemy territory was reached according to plan. In spite of balloon defences, and in the face of fierce antiaircraft fire, a low level attack was pressed home with great vigour. The success achieved reflects the greatest credit on the efforts of the abovenamed personnel who took part in the operation in various capacities, as members of aircraft crews. Their skill, courage and determination were of a high order."
41 SismoreEdward BarnesFlying Officer130208NavigatorDSO

DFC

DFC Bar

DFC Bar

RAFVRBomber Command105 Sqn
1942-12-20MosquitoIVDZ378GB:KMarhamDelmenhorstHeavily damaged by flak during the mission. Engine and hull damaged. Belly landing at 13:06 hrs in RAF Marham. Converted to a "Hanger Queen"SurvivedDFC awarded wihilst with 105 Sqn, gazetted 16th February 1943. Citation reads "On the 30th January, 1943, two forces of bombers were detailed to attack Berlin, one during the morning and the other during the afternoon. To reach the German capital necessitated a flight of more than 500 miles, mostly over heavily defended territory. Close co-ordination and precise timing were essential but, such was the skill exhibited, that the target was reached and the attacks delivered within seconds of the specified time. That complete success was achieved, despite opposition from the ground defences, is a high tribute to the calm courage, resolution and endurance displayed by the following officers and airmen who, hi various capacities, acted as members of the aircraft crews."

DSO awarded whilst with 139 Sqn, gazetted 18th June 1943. Ctiation reads: "Bar to Distinguished Service Order. Acting Wing Commander Reginald Wilfred REYNOLDS, D.S.O., D.F.C. (40259), Reserve of Air Force Officers, No! 139 Squadron. Distinguished Service Order. Acting Squadron Leader William Walter BLESSING. D.F.C. (Aus.404648), Royal Australian Air Force, No. 105 Squadron. Acting Flight Lieutenant Edward Barnes SISMORE, D.F.C. (130208), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 139 Squadron. Distinguished Flying Cross. Flying Officer Forrest Martin FISHER (121787), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 105 Squadron. Distinguished Flying Medal. 1379594 Flight Sergeant Leslie HOGAN, No. 105 Squadron. On the 27th May, 1943. a force of bombers were detailed to attack targets at Jena, Germany, in daylight. The operation called for a high degree of skill and necessitated a flight over strongly defended areas and difficult terrain. Whilst still a considerable distance from the target, the weather deteriorated and visibility became very poor. Nevertheless, the objective, far away in enemy territory was reached according to plan. In spite of balloon defences, and in the face of fierce antiaircraft fire, a low level attack was pressed home with great vigour. The success achieved reflects the greatest credit on the efforts of the abovenamed personnel who took part in the operation in various capacities, as members of aircraft crews. Their skill, courage and determination were of a high order."

Bar to DFC awarded as a Sqn.Ldr. Whilst with 105 Sqn, gazetted 15th December 1944. Citation reads: "Acting Wing Commander Reginald Wilfred r REYNOLDS, D.S.O., D.F.C. (40259), R.A.F.O. Acting Squadron Leader Edward Barnes SISMORE, D.S.O., D.F.C. (130208), R.A.F.V.R. As pilot and navigator respectively these officers have taken part in numerous sorties against a wide I variety of targets. In October, 1944, they took part in a most successful attack on a vital German -target. In this well executed operation, these officers displayed skill and resolution of the highest standard."

2nd Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 140 Wing, gazetted 22nd June 1945. Citation reads: "In March, 1945, Squadron Leader Sismore was the navigator in the leading aircraft of a laige formation detailed to attack the Gestapp headquarters at Copenhagen. The operation, necessitating a flight of more than 1,000 miles, demanded the highest standard of navigational ability. In this direction, Squadron Leader Sismore's work was outstanding and contributed materially to the success obtained. Again, in April, 1945, this officer flew with great distinction in an attack against a similar target at Odense. This officer, who has completed much operational flying, has rendered very valuable service."

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