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.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13023319 / T-120336
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Ginger
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 17b, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Cincinnati, OH, USA 15 September 1942

Other

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.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Krems an der Donau, Austria 21 April 1944 - 15 May 1945 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft XVIIb.

Died

Louisville, KY, USA 18 October 2013
Kentucky, USA

Based

Andrews Field 21 April 1944 Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried

Central Ave, Pewee Valley, KY 40056, USA Saint Aloysius Cemetery Pewee Valley Oldham County Kentucky, USA