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James W Hill III


29 combat missions, 184 combat hours. B-24 ETO Jul 1945.

AM (3)/ PH/ DFC/ ETO 3 stars/ WWIIV/ UC

Retired from USAF as a Lt. Colonel.



Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Cowan, TN, USA 11 February 1917
Lived in Cowan, TN, USA 1943

P.O. Box 161

Died 14 November 1994
Buried Louisville, KY, USA 17 November 1994

Cave Hill Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
11 July 2016 00:27:35 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 03:12:06 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography and awards

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 03:09:01 466thHistorian Changes to role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:59 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / document