In Memory of

Russell Eugene Hogan

626 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on
4th May 1944. Aged 20.

Additional Information:

Son of Richard Henry and Martha Hogan, of Penylan, Cardiff. In 1939 he lived at 41 Waterloo Road. He was an air gunner in 626 Squadron. He died when his Lancaster crashed on a night raid at St Remy-sous-Barbuise (Aube) minutes after bombing a German armoured division depot and garrison at Mailly - le- Camp, S of Reims, as part of preparation for the D Day landings. All seven crew were killed. His father Richard Henry Hogan also died in World War 2 and is commemorated on the Memorial at St Edward's.

International Bomber Command Centre


Commemorative Information

Grave Reference/Panel Number: Collective grave 2-4.
Location: St. Remy-sous-Barbuise is a village and commune some 22 kilometres north of Troyes, and 1.5 kilometres west of the Troyes-Arcis-sur-Aube-Chalons-sur-Marne main road. The war graves are on the right of the main entrance and of the church.
Historical Information: There are now 16, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.
Memorial: Plaque at St. Remy-sous-Barbuise in memory of the crew of three RAF aircraft that fell in World War II, including Sergeant Hogan's Lancaster.