Trooper Joseph Ogg

12 Dec 1922 - 08 Jul 1944

Joseph Ogg was the son of George and Ann (Simpson) Ogg. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery and volunteered for airborne forces.

Trooper Ogg successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 105 B from 1 to 14 March 1944. His course report stated “Keen and intelligent – poor exits but otherwise good”. He was posted to B Squadron, A Troop 1st Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps, and took part in Operation Bulbasket.

Tpr Ogg was killed on 8 July 1944, aged 21, and is commemorated on the Bayeux Memorial to the missing.

Further research is being carried out with regard to the circumstances of his death.

By Rod Gibson

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