World War II

William Joseph Hughes

Served in the 15th AAF B-17 20th Squadron, 2nd Bombardment Group, 5th Wing, Amendola Air Base, Foggia, Italy  The book Bloody Skies: A 15th AAF B-17 Crew: How They Lived and Died Paperback – April 1, 1999 by Melvin W. McGuire describes his squadron’s actions while he was flying combat missions.   His brother Gerard served in the Navy.

Mary Ann  Hughes

Served as a Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Washington D.C.   Was one of Admiral Halsey’s Washington D.C. based secretaries.  Her focus was on creating the historical record.  She interviewed the men who raised the flag on Iwo Jima for the pentagons historical record.  Her brother Dick served in the Navy.

Gaylord Landon Campbell

Gaylord joined the U.S. Army 24th division in Hawaii.  He was on his way to participant in the invasion of Japan on VJ day. He served at the end of WWII from 1946-1947 and in the Korea War 1950-1952.

 

 


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