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James E. Hill

Military

CO 388th FS 365th FG 127 comabt missions 1944-45 with 5 air kills.
Flew F-80s on 128 missions during the Korean War downing 1 MIG-15 and served in Vietnam.
Vice Commander SAC, Commander 8th AF, Commander NORAD.
Retired in 1979 with 37 years of service.

Service

Units served with

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 388th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield
    The first airfield site was near East Boldre, used before the First World War. A Royal Flying Corps and RAF station during the First World War, it was sold and dismantled from 1920-1924, though the land was used as a private airfield from 1933 to 1938....

  • Juvincourt

    Military site : airfield

  • Fritzlar Airfield

    Military site : airfield

  • Bretigny

    Military site : airfield

  • Azeville

    Military site : airfield

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield

  • Metz

    Military site : airfield

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2017 02:07:02 fugari Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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