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

HEADQUARTERS 3525th Pilot Training Wing (ATC)
United States Air Force
Williams Air Force Base, Arizona

13 MAR 1964

Mr. James M. Jordan 337 Waverly Corpus Christi, Texas

Dear Mr. Jordan

It is my pleasure and an honor to inform you that "Hughes Hall" was officially dedicated on February 5, 1964. This building houses the 3526th Pilot Training Squadron which is one of the two squadrons responsible for the flying training at Williams Air Force Base.

The inclosed [sic - enclosed] picture shows the plaque which is hung at the main entrance to the building. The officers pictured are: (left) Lt Col John F. Thornell, Jr., Commander, 3526th Pilot Training Squadron, who was responsible for the downing of 23 German planes in World War II, and who directed the dedication ceremony; (right) Chaplain Emilio Falcone, who read the dedication prayer.

We would like to obtain a photograph of Lieutenant Hughes to be displayed, together with a copy of the citation which accompanied the Medal of Honor, inside "Hughes Hall." If you have a photograph which you are willing to lend us, we will have our Photo Lab duplicate it and return the original to you.

Please feel welcome to visit Williams Air Force Base and Hughes Hall whenever you find it convenient.


(signed) WM. C. LINDLEY, JR. Colonel, USAF Command

1 Atch - Photograph

Hughes Hall - 5 February 1964
Hughes Hall
5 February 1964
Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
Lt Col John F. Thornell, Jr. and Chaplain Emilio Falcone

Source: Personal papers.

Created: January 13, 2002

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