Hughes, Angas


Hughes, Angas
Angas Hughes
Angas M Hughes
A M Hughes
A Hughes


29 items. An oral history interview with Flight Sergeant Angas Murray Hughes (b. 1923, 417845 Royal Australian Air Force), his logbook, prisoner of war identity cards and dog tags, two memoirs and 21 photographs. Angas Hughes flew 32 operations as a bomb aimer with 467 Squadron from RAF Waddington. One of the aircraft he flew in was Lancaster R5868, S-Sugar, now at RAF Hendon. He was shot down in September 1944 and became a prisoner of war.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Angas Hughes and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Hughes, AM

Collection Items

Angas M Hughes’ Royal Australian Air Force observer’s air gunner’s and wireless operator’s flying log book
Royal Australian Air Force observer’s air gunner’s and wireless operators flying log book for Angus Murray Hughes, covering the period from 24 October 1942 to 26 September 1944. He was stationed at RAAF Mount Gambier, RAAF Port Pirie, RAAF Nhill,…

Angas Hughes German dog tags
Three views of German dog tags showing '1069 Kr.Gef.Lager de Lw No.7 for 417845 Hughes' and 'RAAF, CofE'.

Leaving Home to go overseas
Two sergeants in tunics with observer brevet stand either side of a woman and a young girl. In front is a wheelbarrow filled with kitbags. The woman in dress and wearing glasses stands behind the wheelbarrow. The young girl wearing a dress sits atop…

The evacuation of Stalag Luft 7, Bankau Germany
Describes events after the German authorities announced that prisoners from a number of camps in the east would be moved to other areas of the Reich. Due to lack of transport, prisoners would be required to walk. Describes events at Stalag Luft 7…

Evacuation of Bankau Luft
Describes the journey taken between 18 January 1945 and 8 February 45 after the evacuation of the Bankau Stalag Luft 7 prisoner of war camp by foot and eventually train to Stalag 3A.

A crowd of prisoners of war
A large crowd of prisoners of war wearing a variety of uniforms. On the right a number of men are standing higher than the crowd and one appears to address the mass. In the background trees and behind them a building.

English airman's grave
A cross on a grave inscribed 'S. Englische Flieger Namen unbekannt'. In the background other crosses and trees.

Prisoner of war bunks
Three bunks, the bottom one near the floor and with an approximately 50 cm space between each. There is a vertical support a third of the way from the left. The bottom two bunks are covered with a variety of unidentifiable objects. Clothes hang on…

Prisoner of war eating
View is looking down. In the top left and centre is a table covered with bowls, boxes, a jug, mugs and other items. A man sites on the left end a bench at lower left of the table eating from a bowl. The bottom half of another man can been seen…

Football match in prisoner of war camp
In the centre a football pitch with goal at the far end. On the field a number of men in shorts playing football. The pitch is surrounded by spectators. In the background several large huts.

Prisoners of war behind wire
In the foreground a barbed wire mesh fence with wooden supports. Behind the wire a large number of men walk in single file in a clockwise circuit. In the background a long building with barred windows and chimneys.

Two prisoners facing armed German soldiers
Two men with trousers but no shirts stand with hands up in front of a wall. A German soldier stand to the right and behind him the side of a building runs along the right side. In the bottom right corner two German soldiers stand facing the prisoners…

Angas Hughes and family
Two sergeants in tunic with observer brevets stand either side of a woman and a young girl. In front is a wheelbarrow filled with kitbags. The woman in dress and wearing glasses stands behind the wheelbarrow. The young girl wearing a dress sits atop…

Angas Hughes family
Two airmen both wearing tunics with observer brevet and sergeant stripes stand either side of a woman and a young girl in the entrance-way to a building. The woman has her hand on the shoulder of the left hand sergeant and is wearing a dress and…

Prisoner of war chapel
Interior of a building with windows on the right. In the far right corner a large cross with railings behind. In the centre and left two candelabra stand against the back wall. On the left a lectern. In the centre three support columns running from…

Four man carrying a large tub
In the centre four men in line abreast carry a large tub slung on a pole. To the right a tall fence with clothes hanging on it. Telegraph poles with lights are aligned along the fence. To the left three men standing in front of the doorway of a…

Men cooking in prisoner of war camp
In the foreground three men kneel around a small potable stove. The man on the left is stirring food in a square pan. Another man stands to their right. Behind are two rows of tents with other men cooking or standing between the two rows. In the…

Tented prisoner of War camp
On the right a double row of fences with wooden poles and supports wit wire mesh. Telegraph poles with lights to illuminate fence run to its left. To the left of the fence a row of canvas tents with a number of men walking or standing talking between…

Aircrew and ground crew inspected in front of Lancaster PO-M
On the right, six aircrew wearing battledress and side caps stand to attention in line. Behind them five airmen also in battledress and side caps. In the centre in front of the aircrew an air marshal in tunic and peaked cap addresses the aircrew…

Lancasters in snow
Three Lancasters parked, rear two in echelon behind and left. In the foreground two ground personnel in leather jerkins in front of the tail of the first aircraft and piled high snow.

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Lancaster PG-H in flight
Air-to-air view port front quarter view of a Lancaster. Below are extensive cumulus clouds.

Lancaster in flight
Air-to-air view of a port front quarter of a Lancaster taken from the starboard side of another Lancaster. In the background this clouds above and stratus cloud below.

Lancasters in daylight
A large number of four engines bombers at varying heights flying towards bottom right with a thin layer of cloud above.

Gilze Rijen
Oblique aerial photograph of an Gilze Rijen airfield. Runways going from bottom middle to top and left to middle. A large number of bomb explosion visible in the centre of the airfield with one string of bombs offset to the left running bottom to…

F/Bomb Depot at St. Leu d'Esserent
Low level oblique aerial photograph of a narrow road leading from the bottom left up a valley to the centre where it meets the square entrance to a tunnel in a hillside. To the left of the valley and above the entrance are trees.
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