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    Default William Archie Hughes - 170738 - 251 Sqd

    Hi everyone,

    As per usual I would like to receive any available information concerning the above airman, especially:-

    Where based;

    Aircraft flown;

    Serial No and Code;

    And possible crash site.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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    Reykjavik, Iceland. Hudson IIIA FK739 coded AD-Q. Met flight (Magnum). Lost over sea between Reykjavik and position 57N-37W, probably due to icing.

    Henk.

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    Hi Steve,

    afraid I can't help with details but may I suggest that in future you give a date of loss. It would make it easier for others when looking for likely losses on that date.

    In this case:

    Name: HUGHES, WILLIAM ARCHIE
    Initials: W A
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 251 Sqdn.
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 17/03/1945
    Service No: 170738
    Additional information: Son of George S. and Ada Hughes, of Sketty, Swansea.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 267.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    A

    EDIT: ah, I see my post is redundent as Henk has provided an answer

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    Default William Archie Hughes - 170738 - 251 Sqd

    Hi Amrit and Henk,

    Thanks for the quick response to my request. Apologies for not providing the date of loss. I'll make sure any future posts will be corrected to accommodate this.

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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    Killed in same accident:
    F/O W.T. EVANS - 165531
    F/O E.H. McDONALD - RAAF 430310
    F/O G.C. YORKSTON - RAAF 422902
    Sgt (Meteo Office Reykjavik) R.A. FIELDING - 1592320

    Regards,
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    Default William Archie Hughes - 170738 - 251 Sqd

    Hi again Henk,

    Thanks for the extra information, as W T Evans - who I recently stumbled upon - was another airman in my database of whom required the same information as W A Hughes.
    Nice one.

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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