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 weight of command fell on his shoulders sooner than the squadron transferred to the guts of the conflict within the south-east of britain, the place he persisted the heaviest and so much sustained interval of battling of the conflict of Britain.
Revered by means of his fellow pilots, Hughes begun a capturing spree on 15 August that simply ended while he used to be killed through the first large sunlight assault on London on 7 September. In his final 3 days by myself he contributed not less than six kills. His dying 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 family members that experience by no means prior to been published.
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