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Malcolm D Hughes


On mission to France on 18-Aug-43 while flying F-5A 42-13099 on a photo recce mission to France, the aircraft sustained a mechancial failure of a trim tab control rod and F/O Hughes baled out of the aircraft near Kent, UK and was not injured, the aircraft crashed at Monkton Court Farm, near Manston, Kent and was destroyed.


Units served with


  • 42-67114 Maxine

    F-5 Lightning

  • 42-13099

    F-5 Lightning
    Aircraft was assigned to 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group/22nd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron at Mount Farm, UK. The aircraft was flown by F/O Malcolm D. Hughes and sustained a mechanical failure of a trim tab control rod on 18-Aug-43 while...

Associated Place

  • Manston

    Military site : airfield
    Built for Royal Naval Air Service use in the First World War, it was both an RAF and Fleet Air Arm base from 1918-50, and after the war a USAF Strategic Air Command base from 1950-51, a United States Air Forces Europe base from 1950-58, an RAF station...

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 18:02:41 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 24-May-2015. Added Summary Biography edited and Place and Mission connections added based on "Losses of the 8ht & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey, MBE.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 22:46:03 466thHistorian Changes to nickname

"Eyes of The Eighth" - Patricia Fussell Keen

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 22:38:10 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, unit associations and media associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:32 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 251