Hughes entered the University from Boys’ High School in Atlanta, Ga., in 1938 and entered the U.S. Army Air Corps during his senior year in 1942.
He trained as a navigator and received his commission in September 1943. He went overseas in February 1944.
Hughes was navigator aboard a bomber that failed to return from a mission on March 18, 1944. He was listed as missing and later was presumed to have died in action on that date.
Source: GAA Alumni Records
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