The Early Years
Army Air Forces
Official MOH Citations:
2nd Lt. Lloyd Herbert "Pete"
|SECOND LIEUTENANT LLOYD
was a B-24 bomber pilot participating in a low-level attack against oil refineries at Ploesti, Rumania, 1 August 1943. He arrived in the target area after previous flights had alerted enemy defenses. Approaching through intense fire, his plane was seriously damaged causing gasoline to stream from it. Although fields were readily available for a forced landing, and although he was well aware of the hazards of entering a blazing target area with profuse gasoline leaks, Lieutenant Hughes unhesitatingly flew on and bombed with great precision. His aircraft emerged enveloped in fire, exploded and crashed, killing all aboard.
Born in Alexandria, Louisiana, 12 July 1921.
|Five of the monuments dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients in Memorial Park (map). Uncle Pete's name is on the middle monument.|
|Names and dates on the
COL JOHN R. KANE - 1 AUG 43 is on the next monument to the right. Note that Hughes, Baker, Jerstad, Johnson, and Kane all have the same date - 1 AUG 43 - the day of Operation Tidal Wave.
|A close up of Uncle Pete's
2LT LLOYD H. HUGHES - 1 AUG 43
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Note: My thanks to K. LaRock.
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