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

Air Hero Wins Highest Award Posthumously

SAN ANTONIO -(AP)- Lieut. Lloyd H. Hughes, who flew his blazing plane into the heart of the Ploesti oil fields of Romania faithfully to execute his bombing mission was awarded the nation's highest decoration posthumously in a ceremony in the office of Brig. Gen. A. W. Vanaman, commanding general, San Antonio's air service command at Kelly Field yesterday (18 Apr 1944.)

Source: Personal papers. Newspaper article from Page 1 of The Brownsville Herald, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, USA, dated Wednesday, 19 Apr 1944.

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