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Everett W Hughes


Assigned to 860BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 Battle stars).


Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 860th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...


Event Location Date
Born Dallas County, TX, USA 13 January 1914
Enlisted San Antonio, TX 78234, USA 18 December 1942

Fort Sam Houston,
San Antonio, TX

Based Debach 1944 – November 1944

Assigned to 860BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Lima, OH, USA 31 August 1993
Buried 3000 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804, USA September 1993

Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum
Allen County, OH


Date Contributor Update
26 March 2018 19:07:30 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:30 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History,