BANGOR — The Air museum in Bangor hosted a memorial service on Friday for a man who disappeared while flying his airplane over 40 years ago.
On May 2nd, 1972, Billy Hogan was flying from Danbury, CT to Houlton Maine.
That was the day he went missing.
According to Billy’s Brother, Jerome Hogan, his body or plane have not been found.
“I think I will be the one to find him. I’ll be the one who will probably find him,” said Jerome.
In 2016, Jerome met Malcolm Brydon, who became the lead search coordinator in their efforts to locate billy.
Brydon said Billy was likely low on fuel, had navigation issues, and was dealing with bad visibility.
“There was weather from the west that was moving east that kind of boxed him in,” said Brydon.
He said technology is on their side and they have several leads.
Anyone looking to volunteer is encouraged to reach out to them on Hogan’s Citabria Facebook page
“The bird hunters, the deer hunters, because let’s face it, they go places a lot of people wouldn’t,” said Brydon.
Both Jerome and Brydon said they are not giving up.
“I am positive we will find him,” said Brydon.
“We are not going to give up,” said Jerome. “You know it’s been too long, we are going to find the boy. I just want to put an end to rest.”