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:
National Museum of the USAF
United States Army
2nd Lt. Lloyd Herbert "Pete" Hughes,
(12 Jul 1921 - 1 Aug 1943)
Source: Personal papers. Newspaper
article from Page C, A6 of a Corpus Christi newspaper
dated Friday, 31 Mar 1950.
Lloyd H. Hughes
services for 2nd Lt. Lloyd H. (Pete) Hughes, who was killed in action in 1943 while
taking part in an air raid on Ploesti, Rumania, are planned for 2 p. m. April 12
at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio.
Hughes, whose mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jordan,
live at 1113 Sixth was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously.
He was a graduate of Refugio High School in 1939 and attended Del
mar and Texas A&M Colleges. He was the first A&M student to be posthumously awarded
the Congressional Medal of Honor.
He received numerous awards for participation in air raids over
the Continent and Sicily.
Surviving besides the parents, are four brothers, Jimmie, John,
Bill and Paul Jordan, and his grandmother, Mrs. S. M. Rainey, all of Corpus Christi.
First published: January 02, 2008
January 02, 2013