Hogan continued.

A total of five of the men from the Consolidated Aviation B-24J Liberator, Tail # 42-73059, whose remains were lost on C-47B over Bay of Bengal 17 May 1946, and the bomber loss included:


Thomas P. Hogan, Jr., 2ndLt, unknown from where in the cantonment cemetery recovered

John C Kelley, 1stLt, recovered from cantonment cemetery grave # 134

Urvan A Aubuchon, TSgt, recovered from cantonment cemetery grave # 121

Thomas E Hopes, SSgt, recovered from cantonment cemetery grave # 120

Francis B Jordan, SSgt, recovered from cantonment cemetery grave # 122

Sidney Kurtz, SSgt (never recovered)

Robert P Tucker, SSgt (never recovered)

Theodore F. Young, 2ndLt (buried by the Japanese – not recovered)

Major Werner and SSgt Daly survived the crash and imprisonment in Rangoon. They were rescued, treated in the Army hospital in India, then returned to the U.S. for further treatment. 2ndLt Hogan was posthumously awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

The Pittsburgh Press, 21 December 1943, reported him as missing in action. It reported him as a graduate of Central Catholic High School and that he attended Duquesne University. He worked for the Manufacturers Light & Heat Co. before enlisting. He was sent overseas last July 2nd 1943. The Gazette and Daily, 2 December 1943, reported this status and that Mrs. Hogan first learned of her son as missing while listening to a radio broadcast at home. Earlier, Lt. Hogan had written her that he was a guest of the Maharajah of Mysore, India, on that potentate's 25th birth day celebration.  On 20 August 1945 the Post-Gazette reported that a requiem high mass would be sung at 9 a.m. that Sunday in St. Bede's Church for Lt. Hogan of 7114 Pine, Pittsburgh.