Evan Paul Hughes was born at Chattanooga, Tennessee, the son of Charles William Hughes and Frankie Lamb Brasell. He attended the Southern Junior College at Collegedale, Tennessee.

On 12 February 1943 this aircraft was on a Armed Reconnaissance mission to New Guinea Area – Wewak. No ETA or message was received from the aircraft. Radar stations picked up an unidentified aircraft and was last heard 50 miles off Hood Point near Brisbane Australia.  It is believed that the aircraft failed to turn on proper course and crashed into the Ocean. The crew were officially declared dead on January 21, 1946.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Donald A. Rininsland
2nd Lt Evan P. Hughes
2nd Lt Franklin L. Peck
2nd Lt Lloyd A. Stuehmer
2nd Lt Olin J. Wimberly
T/Sgt Robert H. Blocker
T/Sgt Alexander Kouski
T/Sgt Bernard T. Kwiatkowski
S/Sgt John F. Coston
S/Sgt James F. Oliver
S/Sgt Joe B. Pacheco

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 January 1919
  • Date of death: 12 February 1943
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Bottom Panel
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