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27 Jan 1942)

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1 Aug 1943)

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(2 Aug 1943 -
31 Jul 2006)

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(1 Aug 2006 -
Present)


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2nd Lt. Lloyd Herbert "Pete" Hughes, Jr.
(12 Jul 1921 - 1 Aug 1943)


Second Lieutenant Lloyd Herbert "Pete" Hughes, Jr. was my uncle. He has always been Uncle Pete to me. He was a B-24D Liberator Pilot in World War II who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Operation Tidal Wave, "a long and hazardous minimum-altitude attack against the Axis oil refineries of Ploesti, Rumania." Pete was just a little over 22 years old when he died.

This gathering of photographs, letters, data, and Web links is my memorial to Uncle Pete, an uncle I never knew, but so many people have honored.

Highlights:

The Early Years (12 Jul 1921 - 27 Jan 1942)

Army Air Forces (28 Jan 1942 - 1 Aug 1943)

Post Ploesti (2 Aug 1943 - 31 Jul 2006)

Most Recently (1 Aug 2006 - Present)


Lloyd Herbert "Pete" Hughes
Family Photo dated 1942

Second Lieutenant Lloyd "Pete" Herbert Hughes, Jr.
2d Lt. Lloyd H. Hughes
July 12, 1921 - Aug. 1, 1943
© General George Marshall’s Victory Report

 


© Corps of Cadets Center 18 Sep 2009


© Rajordan 27 Dec 2007

Pete's Medal of Honor

The reverse is engraved:

The Congress To

2nd Lt.
Lloyd H. Hughes
Air Corps US Army
Ploesti Rumania
1 August 1943

 


Pete's Medal of Honor and Purple Heart are on display at the Corps of Cadets Center at Texas A&M University


© Rajordan 27 Dec 2007


© Rajordan 27 Dec 2007


© Rajordan 27 Dec 2007

 


LLOYD H
HUGHES
MEDAL OF HONOR
2D LT
ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II
JUL 12 1921
AUG 1 1943
© Rajordan 1 Aug 2009

(This is the third known grave marker.)

Plaque a the gate of Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Second Lieutenant Lloyd Herbert "Pete" Hughes, Jr. was buried 12 Apr 1950 in Grave 53, Section U in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA

 

Pete's image and replica Medal of Honor in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M
Pete's image and replica Medal of Honor on display in the Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
© Rajordan 28 May 2007
Pete's replica Medal of Honor in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M
Pete's replica Medal of Honor on display in the Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
© Rajordan 28 May 2007

Pete's image and replica Medal of Honor on display in the Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
© Rajordan 21 Sep 2012
Plaque on Lloyd H. Hughes Hall at Texas A&M
Plaque on Lloyd H. Hughes Hall, Texas A&M, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
© Rajordan 28 May 2007

 


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