Personnel Index - Detail

Name
HUGHES
First Names
Idris
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
984291
Crew Position
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Posting Details
Posted in 7/41 (from 408Sqn) Posted out 8/41 (to 408Sqn)

 

Flew 4 Hampden operations in August 1941.

The crew were:
Sgt A J Rea
Sgt A Hunter
Sgt A Young
Sgt I R Hughes 





Sgt Hughes was killed on 29th July 1942 whilst flying with 408 (RCAF) Sqn.

He is buried at the Moel-y-Tryfan (Hermon) Congregational Chapelyard in Wales.
 


 

Extract is from Bill Chorley's Bomber Command Losses

Further information via the "RAF Balderton Memorial" page on Facebook.
Hampden AT113 Piloted by S/L L B Price took of from RAF Balderton on a training flight to give two ATC cadets on board flying experience. At 1501 hours the aircraft stalled and dived into a field of oats 1.5 miles south east of the airfield. Many cadets were sent to work on RAF stations across the country during the war. They were used to carry messages, move equipment, load ammunition and do office work.