61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth:
16/06/1944 (Killed in Action)
John Hughes was the son of Thomas and Charlotte Hughes. He was born on 16th February 1916. He was one of at least seven children, all born in the Tobermore area. John served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two. By June 1944 Sergeant John Hughes was with 61 Squadron. On the evening of 15th June 1944, Sergeant Hughes, Wireless Operator on an Avro Lancaster (Serial Number ME783) took off from Skellingthorpe near Lincoln, on a night raid. The target was Chatellerault, in the north west of France. For an unknown reason the aircraft failed to return. All the crew died.