Shared Photo: Joe Hughes

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He was in the 66 Division/17th. Airborne Glider Troops and did not participate in the D Day invasion, but was held in reserve. They went over (in gliders) on Operation Varsity to provide reinforcements for the Battle of the Bulge. He did see action in France and Belgium. He was in the fox holes of the Ardense (sp) Forest and was shot in Bastigone, Belgium on Christmas Eve 1944. He never told me about what actually happened to him that night until the 50th Anniversary of the Bulge! (Quote from his son Howard).

WikiTree profile: Joseph Hughes
in Photos by Susan Pombrio G2G6 (9.0k points)
Wikipedia has it spelled Ardennes.

My Canadian and American cousins served in that war also. Most came back, but one was killed in France.

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Joseph Hughes this handsome spectacled man was part of the greatest generation. I see that he participated in The Battle of the Bulge. I had a cousin that was taken prisoner in that battle. It really does not matter that he did not participate in Operation Overlord (D-Day) He fought and was willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for his country. He is a hero and gets a *SALUTE* and thank you from me and the photos show that he remained a handsome man into his golden years. Thank you for sharing this fine man with WikiTree. It is my privilege to have learned this about him.
by Jerry Dolman G2G6 Pilot (166k points)
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Thank you Sue.

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