Hill, Ployer Peter, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1932-1935, Headquarters, Air Corps Ferrying Command
Service Years
1918 - 1935
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Home Town
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Last Address
Wright Field, Ohio

Date of Passing
Oct 30, 1935
Location of Interment
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He was killed in the crash of the Model 299, prototype of the B-17, that he was flying because the ground crew had neglected to remove limitations on  the control surfaces.
In 1939 Ogden Air Depot, UT was renamed Hill Field in his honor. In 1948 it became Hill AFB.
He was buried in his hometown of Newburyport, MA, cemetery unknown.


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United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) was the military aviation arm of the United States of America between 1926 and 1941. The statutory administrative forerunner of the United States Air Force, it was renamed from the earlier United States Army Air Service on 2 July 1926 and part of the larger United States Army. The Air Corps was the immediate predecessor of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), established on 20 June 1941. Although discontinued as an administrative echelon during World War II, the Air Corps (AC) remained as one of the combat arms of the Army until 1947, when it was legally abolished by legislation establishing the Department of the Air Force. The Air Corps was renamed by the United States Congress largely as a compromise between the advocates of a separate air arm and those of the traditionalist Army high command who viewed the aviation arm as an auxiliary branch to support the ground forces. Although its members worked to promote the concept of air power and an autonomous air force between the years between the world wars, its primary purpose by Army policy remained support of ground forces rather than independent operations. On 1 March 1935, still struggling with the issue of a separate air arm, the Army activated the General Headquarters Air Force for centralized control of aviation combat units within the continental United States, separate from but coordinate with the Air Corps. The separation of the Air Corps from control of its combat units caused problems of unity of command that became more acute as the Air Corps enlarged in preparation for World War II. This was resolved by the creation of the Army Air Forces (AAF), making both organizations subordinate to the new higher echelon. The Air Corps ceased to have an administrative structure after 9 March 1942, but as "the permanent statutory organization of the air arm, and the principal component of the Army Air Forces," the overwhelming majority of personnel assigned to the AAF were members of the Air Corps.
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Chapman, Leonard John, MSgt, (1928-1959) 00 [Other Service Rank]
Craw, Demas Thurlow, Col, (1918-1942) A33 AAF MOS 770 [Other Service Rank]
Hooe, Roy W., MSgt, (1920-1950) [Other Service Rank]
Kelly, Oakley George, Col, (1917-1948) [Other Service Rank]
Mrizek, Emil August, Lt Col, (1935-1955) [Other Service Rank]
Spicer, Henry Russell, Maj Gen, (1933-1964) A33 AAF MOS 770 [Other Service Rank]
Wilkinson, Robert Kabel, CWO4, (1934-1962) [Other Service Rank]
Wade, David, Lt Gen, (1935-1967) AFA Cadet 4th Class
Andrews, Frank Maxwell, Lt Gen, (1902-1943) 200 2 Major General
Andrews, Frank Maxwell, Lt Gen, (1902-1943) Major General
Patrick, Mason Mathews, Maj Gen, (1882-1927) Major General
Westover, Oscar M., Maj Gen, (1901-1938) Major General
Robins, Augustine Warner, Brig Gen, (1904-1940) Brigadier General
Smith, Joseph, Lt Gen, (1923-1958) Brigadier General
Hale, Willis Henry, Maj Gen, (1917-1952) Colonel
Hensley, William Nicholas, Col, (1901-1929) Colonel
MacDill, Leslie, Col, (1912-1938) A33 AAF MOS 770 Colonel
McChord, William Caldwell, Col, (1907-1937) Colonel
Reeves, Raymond Judson, Gen, (1934-1969) Colonel
Andrews, Frank Maxwell, Lt Gen, (1902-1943) Lieutenant Colonel
Andrews, Frank Maxwell, Lt Gen, (1902-1943) Lieutenant Colonel
Hickam, Horace Meek, Lt Col, (1904-1934) A02 AAF MOS 2120 Lieutenant Colonel
Kirtland, Roy Carrington, Col, (1898-1941) Lieutenant Colonel
Perrin, Elmer Daniel, Lt Col, (1917-1941) A33 AAF MOS 770 Lieutenant Colonel
Ramey, Howard Knox, Brig Gen, (1917-1943) Lieutenant Colonel
Smith, Frederic Harrison, Gen, (1929-1962) A23 AAF MOS 1065 Lieutenant Colonel
Aldrin, Edwin Eugene, Col, (1917-1956) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Anderson, Orvil Arson, Maj Gen, (1917-1951) Major
Emmons, Delos Carleton, Lt Gen, (1909-1948) Major
Holloman, George Vernon, Col, (1925-1946) 01 Major
Kepner, William Ellsworth, Lt Gen, (1909-1953) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Ladd, Arthur K., Maj, (1917-1935) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
McClellan, Hezekiah, Maj, (1917-1936) Major
McKee, William Fulton, Gen, (1929-1964) Major
Moody, George Putnam, Maj, (1929-1941) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Waller, Alfred Evans, Maj A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Wilson, Russell Alger, Brig Gen, (1924-1944) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Blake, Gordon Aylesworth, Lt Gen, (1931-1965) A08 Captain
Brookley, Wendell Holsworth, Capt, (1917-1934) A33 AAF MOS 770 Captain
Cannon, John Kenneth, Gen, (1917-1954) 11 Captain
Eareckson, William Olmstead, Col, (1918-1954) A33 AAF MOS 770 Captain
Freeman, Richard Shafle, Capt, (1930-1941) Captain
Howard, Charles Harold, Capt, (1918-1936) A33 AAF MOS 770 Captain
Johnson, Leon William, Gen, (1926-1965) A12 AAF MOS 784 Captain
Losey, Robert Moffat, Capt, (1929-1940) 01 Captain
Baker, David Hodge, Maj Gen, (1932-1957) A33 AAF MOS 770 First Lieutenant
Bostrom, Frank Peter, Col, (1929-1960) First Lieutenant
Eareckson, William Olmstead, Col, (1918-1954) First Lieutenant
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Gowen, Paul R., 1st Lt, (1933-1938) First Lieutenant
Hilger, John Allen, Brig Gen, (1932-1966) A33 AAF MOS 770 First Lieutenant
Johnson, Leon William, Gen, (1926-1965) A12 AAF MOS 784 First Lieutenant
Minter, Hugh Cromer, 1st Lt, (1918-1932) First Lieutenant
Skaer, Arthur Henry, 1st Lt, (1931-1935) A33 AAF MOS 770 First Lieutenant
Tyndall, Frank Benjamin, 1st Lt, (1916-1930) First Lieutenant
Williams, Charles Linton, 1st Lt, (1918-1927) A33 AAF MOS 770 First Lieutenant
Aring, Wilbur W., Brig Gen, (1931-1965) Second Lieutenant

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