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
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:
Notes on Post-War period: