Owain John Hughes, Sr

Owain J. Hughes, son of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Owain J. Hughes, 420 Summit Avenue, was among the several hundred aerial navigators graduated July 31 from the San Marcos, TX Army Air Field, commissioned Second Lieutenant, and awarded silver wings of a navigator.

Lieutenant Hughes entered the service in June 1943 and received his training at Sheppard Field, TX; Caldwell, ID; Santa Ana, CA; and San Marcos, TX.

Prior to entering the service, he was a student at Eau Claire Teachers College. After spending an 18-day leave here, Lieutenant Hughes will report to the Lincoln, NE Air Base.

His father, Lieutenant Colonel Owain Hughes, is now stationed in India with the Army Engineers. He previously served in Alaska.

The following set of photos were found at an estate sale in April 2011, in Sherwood, Arkansas. It is not really know if this is Owain Jr. or Sr. so I added the photos to both of their pages.