Hill, Frank Ackerman, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1945-1946, M 2120, I Bomber Command/Headquarters
Service Years
1939 - 1969
Colonel

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1919
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Hill, Frank Ackerman, Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Nyack, New York
Last Address
Birnamwood, Wisconsin

Date of Passing
Jan 05, 2012
 
Location of Interment
Pompton Plains Reformed Church Cemetery - Pompton Plains, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In WWII he was credited with destroying 7 enemy aircraft in aerial combat plus 2 probables and 5 damaged.
 
Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major (Air Corps) Frank A. Hill, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action during World War II.

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Major

   
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Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=564
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83875659
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=47642
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_031.php
   
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 Unit Assignments
US Army Reserve (USAR)Aviation Cadet Flight School31st Fighter Group308th Fighter Squadron  - Emerald Knights
309th Fighter Squadron  - Wild DucksUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1939-1940, US Army Reserve (USAR)
  1940-1940, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1940-1943, M 1065, 31st Fighter Group
  1942-1943, M 1055, 308th Fighter Squadron - Emerald Knights
  1943-1943, 309th Fighter Squadron - Wild Ducks
  1943-1944, M 1065, 327th Fighter Group
  1945-1946, M 2120, I Bomber Command/Headquarters
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1942-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
 Colleges Attended 
University of DenverArmy War College
  1947-1949, University of Denver
  1954-1955, Army War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  P-39 Airacobra  Supermarine Spitfire  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  F-84 Thunderjet  F-86 Sabre  
F-101 Voodoo  F-102 Delta Dagger  F-106 Delta Dart  F-101 Voodoo  
F-104 Starfighter  F-101 Voodoo  F-106 Delta Dart  
  1942-1942, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1942-1942, P-39 Airacobra
  1942-1943, Supermarine Spitfire
  1943-1943, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1949-1950, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1950-1953, F-84 Thunderjet
  1954-1954, F-86 Sabre
  1959-1961, F-101 Voodoo
  1959-1964, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1962-1964, F-106 Delta Dart
  1963-1964, F-101 Voodoo
  1967-1967, F-104 Starfighter
  1967-1968, F-101 Voodoo
  1967-1969, F-106 Delta Dart
  1967-1969, F-84 Thunderjet
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