|Death: ||Apr. 28, 1944|
PFC L. C. Hudson was killed during a training mission coded "Operation Tiger" for the D-Day asault on Normandy less than two months away. The link above gives further details.
New Message Reports Death of L. C. Hudson
Pfc. L. C. Hudson, 20, only child of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hudson, 1206 Fisk avenue, was killed in action "in the European theater on April 28" according to a telegram from the War Department, received by his parents this morning. Young Hudson, member of a quartermaster corps, previously reported missing in action on May 10 in a message from the War Department. Since that report, stories have appeared in Missouri newspapers concerning the loss in action of many young Missourians, all members of a quartermaster corps based in England, but it was only recently that an official story was released telling of the fateful mission in which the Missourians were engaged. In rehearsal for D-Day, a quartermaster corps, to which it is believed young Hudson was attached, was crossing the English channel when suddenly attacked by German E-boats, which sank two Allied LST's. Pfc. Hudson was 20 years old on the day he lost his life. He was a student in Moberly Junior College when he volunteered and entered service on February 10, 1943. He had been overseas, based in England, since January. The last time his parents saw him was when he came home on furlough, shortly before leaving for overseas duty. He was employed in the mailing department of the Monitor-Index and later by the Gulick grocery store prior to entering service. Pfc. Hudson was born in Kirksville and came to Moberly with his parents while still a child. He was a member of Trinity Methodist church. Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Radcliff of Novelty. (Moberly Monitor-Index & Moberly Evening Democrat, Moberly, MO, Friday Evening, August 11, 1944, p. 1, Col. 6, Continued p. 2, Col. 6)
Luther C. Hudson (1898 - 1989)
Clara Hudson (1897 - 2002)
PFC US Army, Killed in action aboard L.S.T. in the English Channel in WWII.
Maintained by: Mark Hudson
Originally Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Feb 09, 2011
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