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F/Lt John Hughes DFC

F/Lt John Hughes DFC
Author: Steve Smith (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:29:55 16 August 2001
Post:
Trying to locate details on the death of a former 218 Squadron pilot killed while serving with No.25 Squadron Decemeber 7th 1940. This pilot served pre-war with No.218, operated Fairey Battles during the Battle of France and Bristol Blenheims early part of the Battle of Britian. Details required on his time with No.25 (F) Squadron and the circumstances surrounding his death.

No.218 Squadron Historian.


RE: F/Lt John Hughes DFC
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:26:40 17 August 2001
Post:
Hello Steve,

HUGHES was flying Blenheim L1235. Control lost in bad weather while conducting black-out tests over Peterborough. Dived into ground, Elton, Northants. A/c destroyed by fire. Also killed in the accident: Sgt(Ag) Jack R. FRIEND, RAF 904234.

Regards from a sunny continent.

Henk.


RE: F/Lt John Hughes DFC
Author: Steve Smith (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:07:26 17 August 2001
Post:
Hello Henk,

Thanks for the information on F/Lt Hughes, can you confirm that the aircraft was in a collision with a training aircraft. ?

Once again thanks for your help.

From a not so sunny London.


RE: F/Lt John Hughes DFC
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
11:02:46 18 August 2001
Post:
Sorry no more info.

BTW you sent the rain over to the continent.

Regards - Henk.