Pete
Home

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)


Official MOH Citations:

US Army

US Air Force

Congressional Medal of Honor Society


Crew

MACRs

Aggie Seven

Links

Images

Errata

Contact Me

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


THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE ARMY AIR FORCES

AAF - SPECIAL EDITION FOR AAF ORGANIZATIONS

Cover page
 

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy

THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE ARMY AIR FORCES

AAF

A DIRECTORY, ALMANAC AND CHRONICLE OF ACHIEVEMENT
 

PRINTING HISTORY OF AAF

FOREWORD BY H. H. ARNOLD
 

CONTENTS
 

OFFICIAL AAF GUIDE - OUR AIR FORCES IN ACTION

Page 326: BRIG. GEN. LEON W. JOHNSON; COL. JOHN R. KANE; MAJ. JOHN J. JERSTAD (reported missing in this action); 2ND. LT. LLOYD H. HUGHES (posthumous: killed in this action); LT. COL. ADDISON E. BAKER (reported missing in this action)

Aug. 1, 1943: Every man and every group that participated in the mission to Ploesti, Rumania, was cited for gallantry. Of all the feats of valor that day, 5 merited awarding of the nation's highest award: ...

 

Page 327: Second Lt. Lloyd H. Hughes was in the last formation to hit the target. By the time he was ready to make his run, the Nazis had all their antiaircraft in action and the target was a seething mass of flames. Lt. Hughes came in low, dodged skillfully through barrage balloons. Then ack-ack hit his plane. Sheets of gasoline streamed from the bomb bay and left wing.

Between Lt. Hughes' airplane and the target lay acres of table-top meadow. He had plenty of room and ample time to land safely. Be he chose to make the bombing run.

Into the flames he piloted his Liberator, gasoline washing from its sides. When the plane came out, the left wing was ablaze. Only then did he make an attempt to land; it was too late.

The airplane crashed and burned....


Source: United States. "The Official Guide to the Army Air Forces: AAF. A Directory, Almanac and Chronicle of Achievement." New York: Pocket Books Inc, 1944.

Created: June 07, 2008

Home to Rajordan
Last updated: July 05, 2017

Texas Flag Line
Copyright 2006-2016 by Rajordan. All rights reserved.
This web site was created on August 1, 2006.