Pottawattamie County

Charles Robert Hough

 

AT GREAT LAKES

Charles Robert Hough, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hough of 3431 Avenue E, is taking his “boot” training at the U. S. Naval Training station at Great Lakes, Ill. Upon completion of his recruit training he will be granted a nine-day leave.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, October 01 22, 1943, Page 7

COMPLETES COURSE

Charles Robert Hough has completed a course of training in the aviation radioman school at Memphis, Tenn., according to an announcement from there Wednesday. The son of Mrs. R. R. Hough, 3431 Avenue E, he is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson high school. He was enlisted through the aviation cadet examining board at Kansas City, Mo., and received his “boot” training at Great Lakes, Ill.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday, August 22, 1944, Page 2

Radioman Hough Listed as Dead

Charles Robert Hough, aviation radioman 3/c, son of Mrs. P. R. Hough, 3431 Avenue E, listed as missing since Nov. 13, 1944, has been presumed dead in a notification received from the secretary of the navy.

A 1941 graduate of Thomas Jefferson high school, Aviation Radioman Hough entered the navy Feb. 11, 1943 as an aviation cadet. He was reported missing when he plane in which he was flying, a unit of torpedo squadron 20, was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire and made a forced landing in Manila Bay off the Island of the Philippines.

Also surviving him are four sisters, Mrs. Damian A. Flynn, Omaha, Mrs. John Sneary, St. Augustine, Fla. And Elizabeth and Sally, at home; three brothers, Lt. Com. Jack W. Hough, Pensacola, Fla., Cadet William Hough, Houston, Tex., and Reel Hough, Council Bluffs.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Thursday, January 10, 1946, Page 13

Missing In Action on Manila Flight

Charles Hough, son of Mrs. R. R. Hough, 3431 Avenue E, has been listed as missing in action following the air attack on Manila Nov. 13. A letter to the nonpareil from Mrs. Hough, who is temporarily living in Washington, revealed the plane on which her son was serving was hit while returning from a mission. Two of its crew were reportedly picked up by a ship (either friendly or enemy) and another member of the crew parachuted into the bay, according to her informant.

Hough, a graduate of Thomas Jefferson high school, took preliminary college and flight training at the University of Georgia, and finished in radio, radar and gunnery at Memphis. He had been in the Pacific area since August.

Mrs. Hough, with her daughters, Sally and Elizabeth, are living with her elder son, Lt. Comdr. J. W. Hough, in charge of aircraft bombs in the navy ordnance department. Her youngest son, William, is in V-12 school at Sewannee, Tenn.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, January 21, 1945, Page 16

Aviation Radioman Charles R. Hough, late son of Mrs. R. R. Hough, 3431 Avenue E, has been posthumously awarded the purple heart. Hough has been missing since an attack on Manila, P. I., Nov. 13, 1944. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson high school.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, August 11, 1946, Page 3