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John R Hughes


Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Attack on Foggia airfields under TDY to the 9th AAF. POW in 41-23778 'Lady Luck' Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2141/3150

Awards: PH.



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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. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-23778 'Lady Luck' - 'Jenny'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, SN #41-23778 renamed 'Lady Luck' from 'Jenny' - Survived Operation Tidal Wave over Ploesti Romania, August 1, 1943. ...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Bogeta, New Jersey 1916
Enlisted Newark, NJ 10 September 1942

Newark, New Jersey

Died Ruoti, Italy 16 August 1943
Buried 1948

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Nettuno, Lazio, Italy
Plot J Row 13 Grave 57


Date Contributor Update
24 December 2020 09:27:41 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:35 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3150