HUGHES, JAMES E., Sergeant, # 14170902, USAAF

 

James E. Hughes (Insufficient data to identify veteran and his family - please the contact page to send information). enlisted in the USAAF, and was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the C-109 (transport version of the B-24 Liberator). He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. He was married to Billy J. Hughes, Vernon, Lamar Co., Alabama. On 5 August 1945, a C-109, # 44-49704, assigned to 10th Air Force, Air Transport Command, Assam Wing, 1330th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Jorhat, India, on a cargo mission to Hsinching, China. It was lask known to be at Gologghat, India, at 1850 hours. He is remembered on the wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

PIERCE, CLOYCE D., Private First Class, # 34426812, USAAF (Surname: Pearce?)

 

Cloyce D. Pierce was born in Mississippi (Insufficient data to identify veteran and his family - please use the contact form to provide information). He enlisted in the USAAF at Camp Shelby, Mississippi on 23 September 1942. He was trained to maintain and repair the mechanical systems of the C-109 (conversion of B-24 Liberator to transportation). He earned his crewman wings. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight schools through advanced school to fly the C-109 (transport version of the B-24 Liberator) and was multi-engine rated. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 5 August 1945, a C-109, # 44-49704, assigned to 10th Air Force, Air Transport Command, Assam Wing, 1330th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Jorhat, India, on a cargo mission to Hsinching, China. It was lask known to be at Gologghat, India, at 1850 hours. He is remembered on the wall of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.