By Dennis Newton
As a flight commander in 234 Squadron he endorsed daring, close-in strategies and through July 1940 scored the squadron’s first victories of the epic conflict for air supremacy. the load of command fell on his shoulders earlier than the squadron transferred to the guts of the conflict within the south-east of britain, the place he persevered the heaviest and so much sustained interval of struggling with of the conflict of Britain.
Revered via his fellow pilots, Hughes started a capturing spree on 15 August that purely ended whilst he was once killed in the course of the first large sunlight assault on London on 7 September. In his final 3 days on my own he contributed at the least six kills. His loss of life in mysterious conditions left Kathleen, his bride of simply six weeks, a struggle widow. This quantity is illustrated with over 40 pictures, together with many from his kin that experience by no means earlier than been published.
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