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By Dennis Newton

Pat Hughes is this day possibly the best unsung hero of the conflict of england. Ranked 6th within the ‘ace of aces’ of the aerial crusade of summer season 1940, he shot down a minimum of fourteen enemy plane, more often than not the Spitfire’s heavily matched rival the Messerschmitt Me 109.

As a flight commander in 234 Squadron he recommended daring, close-in strategies and through July 1940 scored the squadron’s first victories of the epic conflict for air supremacy. the load of command fell on his shoulders earlier than the squadron transferred to the center of the conflict within the south-east of britain, the place he persevered the heaviest and so much sustained interval of battling of the conflict of Britain.

Revered through his fellow pilots, Hughes started a capturing spree on 15 August that in simple terms ended while he was once killed in the course of the first large sunlight assault on London on 7 September. In his final 3 days by myself he contributed not less than six kills. His loss of life in mysterious situations left Kathleen, his bride of simply six weeks, a battle widow. This quantity is illustrated with over 40 photos, together with many from his relatives that experience by no means earlier than been published.

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