The Early Years
(12 Jul 1921 -
27 Jan 1942)
Army Air Forces
(28 Jan 1942 -
1 Aug 1943)
(2 Aug 1943 -
31 Jul 2006)
(1 Aug 2006 -
Official MOH Citations:
US Air Force
Medal of Honor Society
2nd Lt. Lloyd Herbert "Pete"
(12 Jul 1921 - 1 Aug 1943)
Two Corpus Christi Men Reported To Be Missing in Action
Two Corpus Christi men are missing in action, relatives here were
notified yesterday. (19 Aug 1943) They are Lt. Elbert DuKate, brother of Mrs. N. C.
Holmes, 310 Katherine Drive, and Lt. Lloyd H. Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Jordan, 1113 Sixth Street.
Lieutenant DuKate, former announcer for Radio Station KEYS and also a
former employee of Barq's Beverages has been missing in action since the
bombing of the Ploesti, Rumania oil fields. Mrs. Holmes was notified.
His plane was one of 20 which failed to return from the successful raid
when oil wells an other enemy installations were destroyed.
Lt. Lloyd H. Hughes, whose wife lives in San Antonio, has been missing
in action since Aug. 1. A pilot on a Liberator B-24, he had been in
combat only a short time.
Lieutenant Hughes, who visited his parents here in May, received his
commission Nov. 10, 1942, at Lubbock Flying Field.
Source: Personal papers. Newspaper
article from the Corpus Christi Times, Corpus Christi, Nueces
County, Texas, USA, dated 10 Aug 1943.
Created: February 1, 2013