HUGHES, JAMES LINGBERG

RIP June 4, 2012

Name: James Lindberg Hughes
Rank/Branch: O5/United States Air Force
Unit: 469th TFS
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Waterloo IA
Date of Loss: 05 May 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 210100 North  1053000 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105
Missions: 50+
Other Personnel in Incident: none  - other incident same day, Gordon Larson,
returnee

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews. 2023

REMARKS: 730304 RELEASED BY DRV

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James Hughes retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and
his wife Paula reside in Arkansas.

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London Daily Mirror
Thursday 24 January 2002

VIETNAM WAR HERO CONDEMNS CAMP X-RAY
From Mark Coleman In New York

America's most famous prisoners of war called yesterday for better treatment
of the Camp X-Ray inmates.

Col James Hughes, captured in Vietnam and pictured being frog marched at
gunpoint through the streets, said he felt sorry for them....

 

http://www.baylor.edu/lariat/news.php?action=story&story=68956
Love never fails: Former P.O.W. shares his story

Feb. 12, 2010

By Erin Nipper
Reporter

Col. James L. Hughes and his wife Paula have a love story with all of the makings of a movie script: adventure, a hero and love.

Hughes survived two wars before serving in Vietnam -- first in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then in the Air Force during the Korean War. .....

 

Here's the funeral home obituary and option to post condolences...
 

 

(With video and three photos) Col. Hughes buried with military honors
Magnoliareporter
He met and married Paula Barnett, a young woman who had worn a POW bracelet engraved with his name. Hughes was a member of First Baptist Church, ...