Hughes, Ronald R

Name: Ronald Rowland HUGHES

Born 29 June 1921

Birthplace: Coedpoeth, Wales

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23

Died 11 January 2004, age 82

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 1493187

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 76 Squadron

Airbase: Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber MZ524

Date shot down: 16 July 1944

Fate of crew: 4 KIA, 3 evaded but captured (Bryden, PEIRSON, and HUGHES).

Evasion summary: Went to Noyers with BRYDEN, met PEIRSON there; stayed with with 3 US airmen and one other RAF airman. US airmen told to leave (suspected infiltration). RAF airmen went to a small hotel in Paris and then to a nearby park.

Date captured: 2 August 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with CRAWFORD, FERNANDEZ, BRYDEN, PEIRSON, NUTTALL, LUCAS, EC HOFFMAN, and WALDRAM.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2

Buchenwald ID: 78347

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Belaria

Kriege ID: 8097

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde

Notes on internment:

Liberation: 22 April 1945 by units of the Red Army but held for negotiated release in mid-May.

Repatriation from ETO:

Discharged:

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