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Richard C Hill Jr


Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 42-29686 'Pie Eyed Piper. ' Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29686 'PIE-EYED PIPER'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Gulfport 10/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-R] Earls Colne 12/5/43; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 12/7/43; Missing in Action...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
10 November 2017 12:50:00 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, biography and place associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 290

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2015 04:11:49 bombercommand Changes to surname

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:28 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 290 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database