Memorial Plaque to F/O R.P. Hughes RCAF, Killed 15/04/42

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Reference WMO264732

Address:

Liss Forest

Off Forest Rd

Liss

LATITUDE: 51.0594640991044 LONGITUDE: -0.886301084868137

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial Plaque on isolated heathland remembers F/O Hughes RCAF who was killed close to this site on 14/05/42 He was Pilot of 10 Sqn Halifax R9492 ZA-G that had departed Leeming at 2205 for Ops Dortmund. On its return to the UK the aircraft ran out of fuel. F/O Hughes RCAF ordered his six crew to bail out (they all survived) whilst he remained at the controls to attempt a forced landing. Unfortunately, he lost control and the aircraft spiralled down from 7000ft to crash on Greatham Moor at 0455. NB1: This is an approximate position for the memorial NB2: The plaque has incorrectly used modern day phonetics to describe the aircraft's callsign
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