WOC Rudolph J Hughes was a potential member who died during training before going to Vietnam on 03/31/1969 at the age of 18.8 from A/C accident
Hunter AFB, GA
Flight Class 69-15
Date of Birth 06/15/1950
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Eugene Scott Harris, John Konek

More detail on this person: Hughes was in my class 69-15 at Hunter. His Aircraft was performing an instrument departure with IP, the rotor contacted the tail boom, severing it. The UH-1D spiraled several times impacting on the IP's side killing him. Hughs opened his door and was engulfed with a fire ball. He exited the AC and ran on fire for some distance. He sucumbed his burns for 3 or 4 days, then died. Hughs would have been the youngest WO1 to graduate from flight school . His birthday would have been a couple of days before graduation. I'm not sure how much imformation your keeping on individual pilots but I thought I'd pass the above on. From: CW-4 Eugene Scott Harris USAR retired class 69-15

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