Letter describing Duncan Hughes' death, ca. 1942

Title

Letter describing Duncan Hughes' death, ca. 1942

Subject

United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (World War II).

Description

A three-page letter from Sergeant Williams to Thomas and Mary Hughes, Sr., providing the details of their son, Duncan Spence Hughes', death in 1942.

Duncan Hughes (1914-1942) of Georgetown, Texas, was killed in action during World War II, as he was shot down over New Guinea. He was a bombardier in the Army Air Corps, Pacific Theatre. Prior to his military service, he was a member of the House, 47th legislature, Democrat, elected 1940. He was the first member of the Texas legislature to be killed in action. He completed training in June 1942 and was killed August 1942. He is interred at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Philippines.

Date

12 Aug 1942

Rights

All rights to the images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted for non-profit educational purposes, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information, contact The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.

http://williamsonmuseum.org

Language

English

Type

Document

Files

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Date Added
November 30, 2013
Collection
Permanent Collection
Item Type
Document
Citation
“Letter describing Duncan Hughes' death, ca. 1942,” World War II Comes to Williamson County, accessed December 14, 2018, https://ww2comestowilliamsoncounty.omeka.net/items/show/627.