Donald Edison Hillman

Military

Object Number - UPL 31133 - Lt Col Don Hillman 365th FG

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.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Ol Jasper
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 388th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (365th Fighter Group)

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Fontanay-Sur-Mer
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Brétigny-sur-Orge
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Chièvres Air Base

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Seattle, WA 1918-08-24

Died

Seattle, Washington 2012-03-16

Other

Aerial Victories

in the Chartres-Dreaux, France area 1944-06-25 2 - Bf 109

Other

Aerial Victories

near Dusseldorf, Germany 1944-09-27 1 - Bf 109 1 - FW 190

Other

Shot Down/Captured

NE of Bonn, Germany 1944-10-07

Other

Aerial Victory

near Bonn, Germany 1944-10-07 1- Bf 109

Enlisted

Seattle, WA 1940-10-09 Fort Lawton

Buried

Kent, Washington 2012-03-19 Tahoma National Cemetery Kent, King County, Washington, USA

Revisions

Date19 Jan 2021 05:44:30
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corrected servuice number and final rank

Date2 Jan 2018 00:25:02
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