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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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Last Address
Wright Field, Ohio

Date of Passing
Oct 30, 1935
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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In the Line of Duty
  2014, In the Line of Duty

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

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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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
United States Army Air ServiceUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)14th Reconnaissance Squadron (Photographic)Air Corps Ferrying Command
  1916-1920, United States Army Air Service
  1918-1919, 3502nd Army Air Force Base Unit
  1920-1935, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1925-1929, 14th Reconnaissance Squadron (Photographic)
  1929-1932, 6th Photographic Squadron
  1932-1935, Headquarters, Air Corps Ferrying Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
Brown UniversityCornell University
  1912-1916, Brown University
  1918-1918, Cornell University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-10 Martin Bomber  B-12 Bomber  B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1932-1935, B-10 Martin Bomber
  1932-1935, B-12 Bomber
  1934-1935, B-17 Flying Fortress1
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