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John B Hill

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged B-26 41-31765, ordered to bail out over base. A/C crashed fatally, Evacuated to United States (EUS) 25-Aug-44.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Walker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C, ordered enlisted men to bail out. While trying to land the plane skidded off the runway and into the control tower. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15747. ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 1923
Lived in Fairfield County, CT, USA 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 25 August 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322bG, 9AF USAAF.

Enlisted Devens, MA, USA 20 March 1943

Fort Devens, Massachusetts

Baled out Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 12 August 1944

Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C B-26 41-31765, ordered to bail out over base. A/C crashed fatally.

Evacuated to ZI United States 25 August 1944

Evacuated to United States (EUS) 25-Aug-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2021 21:23:07 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
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https://www.fold3.com/record/704285893/hill-john-b-u-s-wwii-hospital-adm...
Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 21:58:12 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2017 22:11:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/84442825_john_b%20hill/details/

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