George S. Hughes

George Hughes - WWII
George Hughes - WWII
Recent Address: 1870 E. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, VA 23503
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Family Info: Parents: Frank and Eunice; Wife: Kate
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
Date Entered Service: February 11, 1944
Service Number: 33852770
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 770th
Location of Unit: Piardoba, India 11/20/44
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions:
Targets: Hankow, Formosa, Saigon, Singapore, Rangoon, Fukui, Osaka, Hachiogi, Yokohama, Hikari, Shihihan, Tokyo
Awards: American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, WWII Victory Medal, Air Offensive Japan, China-Burma-India Campaign
Service Schools: AAF Basic Training Feb 1944; Aerial Gunner Mar 1944; Airplane Armorer Gunner Oct 1944
MOS: MOS 611-Aerial Gunner, MOS 612-Airplane Armorer-Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63386 Globe Girdle Myrtle, 42-65232 (unnamed), 42-65329 (unnamed), 42-63488 (unnamed), 44-61628 (unnamed), 44-61515 (unnamed), 44-61560 (unnamed), Dottie, Missouri Mule
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Date Transferred from the 58th: October, 1944
Date Discharged: December 5, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Professional Football Player for Pittsburgh Steelers for 5 years; owned George Hughes Hardware for 40 years; coached Norfolk Neptunes in Continental League; coached Ottawa Rough Riders in Canadian Football League
Thoughts About the 58th:
George Hughes WWII Diary on file in 58th Bomb Wing Memorial Office.
Mr. Hughes passed away February 5, 2009 and is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA.
George Hughes, Pittsburgh Steelers, 1950-54
George Hughes, Pittsburgh Steelers, 1950-54

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