Hill joined the US Army in 1917 after attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in France during the First World War, and war transferred to the US Army Air Service in 1922, where he served as a balloon pilot.
1924 Hill became the first airship pilot to launch and pick up and airplane while in flight. Hill went on to serve as commander of Bolling Field from 1939-1941, before taking command of the US Air Forces in Northern Ireland, and Eighth Air Force Composite command from 10 December 1942 to 24 August 1944.
Hill was in charge of air operations and the Yalta and Potsdam conferences, and in 1944 was appointed to commanding officer of Post Hostilities planning for Europe.
He retired in October 1946.
|Born||New London, Connecticut||26 April 1896|
|Died||1 May 1973|
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth by Roger Freeman