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James V Hill Jr


Killed when B-24J #42-51343, Shazam. crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. There were no survivors .


Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-51343 Shazam

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed after takeoff in Carr's Hill Wood, Costessey. Entire crew killed.


Event Location Date
Born 7 February 1917
Enlisted 20 February 1943
Died Carr's Hill Wood, Costessey, Norfolk, UK 7 March 1945
Buried Houston, TX, USA

San Jacinto Memorial Park
Harris County
Texas, USA


Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 14:11:11 usxpat Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

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