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Sergeant Arthur William HUGHES (988137) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Lost in aircraft Wellington IC N2820  AIR81/5919

Death of Death 1941-04-18 .

Served in 20 OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : East part. at Brafferton (St. Augustine) Chu, United Kingdom


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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/5919Sergeant F S Hobden, Sergeant A W Hughes: killed; aircraft accident, Wellington N2820, 20 Operational Training Unit, 18 April 1941.C16755217

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 18 Apr 41 Aircraft Name Wellington Ic Serial Number N2820
Unit 20 OTU Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Wellington Ic N2820

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantFrederick Simpson HOBDEN (401274) Pilot Wellington IC N2820  AIR81/5919 1941-04-1820 OTU United KingdomMaresfield Church Cemetery
SergeantArthur William HUGHES (988137) Pilot Wellington IC N2820  AIR81/5919 1941-04-1820 OTU United KingdomBrafferton (St. Augustine) Chu

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