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Malcolm D Hughes

Military

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.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 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...

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Revisions

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

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
Sources

"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
Sources

466th BG Historian

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

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

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