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B-24D - Lt. Lloyd Herbert Hughes -8th AF 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron KIA Aug 1 1943 Campina Romania - Awarded The Medal Of Honor

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Units

  • 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. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lloyd Hughes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lloyd Herbert Hughes Jr., better known to his friends, as "Pete," flew his fifth mission, as pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomber in an attack against the Axis oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania. He was killed August 1, 1943 when his plane was severely...

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Date Contributor Update
05 December 2020 09:44:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associations made in the PERSON record.

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2020 09:33:15 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti The Great Ground-Air Battle of 1 August 1943 - James Dugan & Carroll Stewart

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