JERRY F. HOGAN, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jerry Hogan '64

Date of birth: February 28, 1940

Date of death: January 20, 1967

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1964 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Jerry was lost when his A-4C Skyhawk, flying from USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) as a part of Attack Squadron 112 (VA-112), crashed on January 20, 1967 during a nighttime strike in North Vietnam. From Chris Williams at the Defense POW/MIA Agency on April 19, 2018: "He was part of a two ship strike against shipping traffic (barges) on a river south of Thanh Hoa; he and his strike leader dropped flares in order to prosecute their targets, and he dove his aircraft at the targets. The flight leader then saw another explosion near the river in a marshy area, and soon realized that was Hogan's plane when he no longer responded to radio calls."

Jerry was a LTjg at the time; he was promoted while in a MIA status.

Shipmate

From the March 1978 issue of Shipmate:

LCdr. Jerry Franks Hogan USN was declared killed in action on 2 December 1977. He had been missing since 21 January 1967 when, on a night flight over the Song Yen River in Vietnam he was lost to enemy gunfire.

Appointed to the Naval Academy from the State of Alabama, he was graduated with the Class of 1964. entered flight training and was designated naval aviator in 1966. His first assignment was to VA-112. based at Lemoore. Califomia. This squadron was later attached to Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN on board Kitty Hawk when the carrier sailed for Vietnam.

He is survived by his widow. Melissa, daughter of Capt. Harold H. Larsen USN (Ret.) '35, 2192 Iroquois Lane. Falls Church VA 22043; his parents and a brother.

Remembrances

Photo was taken in 1958 while Jerry was a Civil Air Patrol cadet at the Jet Orientation Course at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, just before his first ride in the T-33 behind him. Photo courtesy Ann Pitt TideToRoll@aol.com

I will always remember the painting on the door to the VA-112 Airframes shop aboard USS Kitty Hawk entitled 'Hogans Heroes.' You are a hero and I am proud to have served with you in VA-112 and you will always be remembered.

DAVE MEANEY, DMEANEYSR@MSN.COM, 5/22/13

To a great person

I was there we he was shot down, I will remember that day for the rest of my life I was the last person to salute him on the cats before he took off.

JDEBAERE@WI.RR.COM, 12/3/12

I have many fond memories of Jerry, from High School and our camping trips to Lake Jordan, Al. The last message from Jerry, was when he won a car. I keep his memory in my heart and prayers. God bless him! ROBERT EVANS, hawkeye50@home.com, 11/20/01

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Class of 1964

Jerry is one of 25 members of the Class of 1964 on Virtual Memorial Hall.