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Edward D Hughey Jr

Military

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osnabruck in B-24 41-28609 Shot down 22-Dec-43, A/C exploded in mid air. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2422

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Carl Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osnabruck in B-24 41-28609 Shot down 22-Dec-43, A/C exploded in mid air. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2422 Awards: AM, PH.

  • James Hicks

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osnabruck in B-24 41-28609 Shot down 22-Dec-43, A/C exploded in mid air. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2422 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Hill

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osnabruck in B-24 41-28609 Shot down 22-Dec-43, A/C exploded in mid air. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2422 ...

  • Edwin Jacobsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osnabruck in B-24 41-28609 Shot down 22-Dec-43, A/C exploded in mid air. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2422 Awards: AM, PH.

  • John Keim

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osnabruck in B-24 41-28609 Shot down 22-Dec-43, A/C exploded in mid air. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2422 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Curtis Koon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osnabruck in B-24 41-28609 Shot down 22-Dec-43, A/C exploded in mid air. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2422 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Richard Laing

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osnabruck in B-24 41-28609 Shot down 22-Dec-43, A/C exploded in mid air. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2422 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Homer Risner

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. 1st mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Osnabruck in B-24 41-28609 Shot down 22-Dec-43, A/C exploded in mid air. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2422 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Sumner Stevens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Osnabruck in B-24 41-28609 Shot down 22-Dec-43, A/C exploded in mid air. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2422 Awards: PH, Air Medal

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 714th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28609

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to marshalling yards at Osnabruck hit by OberstLeutnant Peter Jenne JG 26/I killing Sgt Richard B Leing in the tail turret. Subsequently exploded in mid air. 2 x POW, 8 x KIA. MACR 2422.

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Navasota, TX 16 December 1919

Son of Edward D Sr and Pearl S [Glass] Hughey.

Enlisted Houston, TX 10 April 1942

Houston, Texas

Based Seething 1943 – 22 December 1943

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Off Frisian Islands 22 December 1943

Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 41-28609. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2422

Buried 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Netherlands American Cemetery
Magraten, Netherlands

Buried Oakland Cemetery, Navasota, Grimes County, TX 1948

Memorialised
Oakland Cemetery
Navasota, Grimes County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 21:25:15 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and place associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/28600853
https://www.fold3.com/image/625605612
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952970
https://www.fold3.com/record/84819764-edward-d-hughey-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/529873046-edward-d-hughey-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102143455/edward-d.-hughey
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56299995/edward-d.-hughey

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2020 09:42:58 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography, events and person associations
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Date Contributor Update
25 October 2020 18:41:27 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2016 20:43:09 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 15161 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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