JAMES C. HUGHES, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Hughes, Jr. '49

Date of birth: July 17, 1927

Date of death: August 9, 1951

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Jim's F4U was shot down by ground fire on August 9, 1951 over Korea. He was a member of VF-821 operating from USS Princeton (CV 37).

His headstone reads:

JAMES C. HUGHES III
NEW YORK
LIEUTENANT (JG)
US NAVY
WORLD WAR II KOREA PH
JULY 17, 1927 - AUG 9, 1951


Class of 1949

James is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 in Memorial Hall.