Sergeant Stanley Hoggett  -  50 Squadron  

Sergeant Stanley Hoggett  - RAFVR


 Sergeant Stanley Hoggett  was serving as Navigator on board Lancasterx Mk.I PD316 coded VN-A during an operation to bomb Ladbergen on the night February 7/8 1945. The aircraft left Skellingthorpe at 2059hrs. It was last heard from after setting course for the Dortmund-Emms Kanal and failed to return. Five of the seven crewmembers were killed including Sergeant Stanley Hoggett.

The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown  Age
F/L John Boyle  RAFVR Pilot Barrow-in-Furness, Lancs. 24
Sgt Gerald Ansell  RAFVR Flight Engineer Birkenhead 29
Sgt Stanley Hoggett  RAFVR Navigator Co. Durham -
F/Sgt H.Hand - POW RAFVR Bomb Aimer - -
F/Sgt Deryck Rodwell  RAFVR W/Op/AG Tring,Herts 23
Sgt R.G.Turner - POW RAFVR Air Gunner - -
Sgt Peter Jones RAFVR Air Gunner - -


Stanley in uniform. Stanley's grave at Reichswald.


 Sergeant Stanley Hoggett was the son of George and Hannah Hogget and husband of Eliza Rebecca of Sherburn, Co. Durham.

The members of the crew who died rest in Reichswald Forest war cemetery.


Photos courtesy of Kevin Thornhill and Hans Ooms, research by Linda Ibrom.