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Curtis Bryson Hill Sr

Military

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Thomas Rivenbark

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308. ...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force

    9th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 449th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31767 'Ginger'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt,France. Damaged badly enough by AAA [hit in port engine, which was feathered and undercarriage dropped, possibly hydraulic damage] on the 21-Apr-44 mission to cause the crew to bail...

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...

  • Stalag XVIIb

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Kentucky, USA 1942
Enlisted Cincinnati, OH, USA 15 September 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 21 April 1944

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down / baled out 62600 Berck, France 21 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. POW. 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308.

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 21 April 1944 – 15 May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft XVIIb.

Buried Central Ave, Pewee Valley, KY 40056, USA October 2013

Saint Aloysius Cemetery
Pewee Valley
Oldham County
Kentucky, USA

Died Louisville, KY, USA 18 October 2013

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 11:35:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/47068/Curtis-B-Hill
http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/loc.natlib.afc2001001.22878
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119155433

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