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Donald Edison Hillman

Military

CO 386th FS Deputy Gp CO 365th FG
146 missions 5 air kills MIA/POW Oct 7, 1944. MACR #9644
Post War: CO 94th FS (was on the cover of Life Magazine)
CO 42nd BW and 92nd BW flying B-52s.
Col USAF retired on Sep[t. 1, 1962.

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...

  • 386th 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....

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

  • Juvincourt

    Military site : airfield

  • Bretigny

    Military site : airfield

  • Azeville

    Military site : airfield

  • Lignerolles

    Military site : airfield

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield

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Date Contributor Update
02 January 2018 00:25:02 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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