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Air Chief Marshal Lord Hugh Dowding

Air Chief Marshal Lord Hugh Dowding

Hugh Owen's photograph shows St Peter's Hospital, which was destroyed in the Bristol Blitz...

Unique pictures show Bristol before much of its centre was bombed

Hugh Owen's photograph shows St Peter's Hospital, which was destroyed in the Bristol Blitz...

September 9, 1913 – October 19, 2001: Hugh Mulcahy:      Philadelphia Phillies (1935–1940, 1945–1946)     Pittsburgh Pirates (1947) // became the very first major leaguer to be drafted into United States military service before the U.S. entered World War II, on March 8, 1941.He ended up serving over four years. It is worth a few minutes to read about him: http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/243755f5

September 9, 1913 – October 19, 2001: Hugh Mulcahy: Philadelphia Phillies (1935–1940, 1945–1946) Pittsburgh Pirates (1947) // became the very first major leaguer to be drafted into United States military service before the U.S. entered World War II, on March 8, 1941.He ended up serving over four years. It is worth a few minutes to read about him: http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/243755f5

Sir Hugh Dundass CBE, DSO and bar, DFC. Group Captain. WW2.B Doncaster 1920 D 1995.

Sir Hugh Dundass CBE, DSO and bar, DFC. Group Captain. WW2.B Doncaster 1920 D 1995.

In the closing entries for 1940 in his logbook, acting S/L Douglas RS "Dougie" Bader records the DFC approved by acting AM William S Douglas for himself and F/O Hugh ND Tamblyn on 12 December, noting that under his command No 242 Squadron RAF has destroyed 67 enemy aircraft for the loss of 5 pilots in combat and 1 in an accident. The 30-year-old CO campaigned for an aggressive policy of assembling large formations of defensive fighters north of London to pound on the enemy to the south.

In the closing entries for 1940 in his logbook, acting S/L Douglas RS "Dougie" Bader records the DFC approved by acting AM William S Douglas for himself and F/O Hugh ND Tamblyn on 12 December, noting that under his command No 242 Squadron RAF has destroyed 67 enemy aircraft for the loss of 5 pilots in combat and 1 in an accident. The 30-year-old CO campaigned for an aggressive policy of assembling large formations of defensive fighters north of London to pound on the enemy to the south.

British children huddle together & watch bombers fly overhead.

British children huddle together & watch bombers fly overhead.

BBC - History - Hugh Dowding (pictures, video, facts & news)

BBC - History - Hugh Dowding (pictures, video, facts & news)

During WWII, Doreen, Susie and Hugh Buckner play a game of 'Wardens' at their London home. Doreen, Susie and their dolls sit under an up-turned armchair covered in blankets, as 'Warden' Hugh checks to see that they are safely inside their make-believe air raid shelter.

During WWII, Doreen, Susie and Hugh Buckner play a game of 'Wardens' at their London home. Doreen, Susie and their dolls sit under an up-turned armchair covered in blankets, as 'Warden' Hugh checks to see that they are safely inside their make-believe air raid shelter.

P/O Hugh JS "Beazle" Beazley (pictured) was among a trio of No 249 Squadron RAF that was given credit for a ⅕ share of Ju 88A-1 5J+AT of 9/KG4 with F/O Anthony DJ "Tony" Lovell and Sgt Jack W Allison of No 41 Squadron RAF on the morning of 8 July 1940. Flying Green 2, the 23-year-old pilot followed F/O Denis G Parnall into the attack and stroke hits after the bomber exited clouds, observing white streaks coming past the starboard wing.

P/O Hugh JS "Beazle" Beazley (pictured) was among a trio of No 249 Squadron RAF that was given credit for a ⅕ share of Ju 88A-1 5J+AT of 9/KG4 with F/O Anthony DJ "Tony" Lovell and Sgt Jack W Allison of No 41 Squadron RAF on the morning of 8 July 1940. Flying Green 2, the 23-year-old pilot followed F/O Denis G Parnall into the attack and stroke hits after the bomber exited clouds, observing white streaks coming past the starboard wing.

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