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William Earl Hughes




  • John Garison

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Lead Crew Pilot

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-110160 Chris' Crate

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51531

    B-24 Liberator
    For reasons unknown, the Liberator left formation over The Netherlands and was lsot, with all 10 men on board Missing In Action (MIA). They are all memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge.

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Beaver, PA, USA 4 January 1921
Lived in Beaver, PA, USA 1942

940 Corporation Street

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA, USA 26 June 1942
Graduated College Beaver Falls, PA 15010, USA June 1946

Geneva College

Recieved Masters Degree Pittsburgh, PA, USA June 1949

University of Pittsburgh

Direct Commision in the USAF Scott AFB, IL 62225, USA 23 July 1955

Commissioned as a Captain

Died 30 October 2001
Buried 13 November 2001

Section: 66
Grave: 6260


Date Contributor Update
01 August 2018 22:46:41 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Letter from Bill Hughes to Chris Brassfield, 14 June 1999

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:55 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 346