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

Date of Passing
Oct 30, 1935
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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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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 1932-1935, B-10 Martin Bomber
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Specifications (B-10B)

Data from United States Military Aircraft Since 1909[14]

General characteristics

* Crew: 3
* Length: 44 ft 9 in (13.6 m)
* Wingspan: 70 ft 6 in (21.5 m)
* Height: 15 ft 5 in (4.7 m)
* Wing area: 678 ft (63 m)
* Empty weight: 9,681 lb (4.391 kg)
* Loaded weight: 14,700 lb (6,680 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 16,400 lb (7,440 kg)
* Powerplant: 2 Wright R-1820-33 (G-102) "Cyclone" radials, 775 hp (578 kW) each


* Maximum speed: 213 mph (185 kt, 343 km/h)
* Cruise speed: 193 mph (167.7 kt, 310.6 km/h)
* Range: 1,240 mi (1,078 nm, 1,996 km)
* Service ceiling: 24,200 ft (7,380 m)
* Rate of climb: 1,380 ft/min (420 m/min)
* Wing loading: 21.7 lb/ft (106 kg/m)
* Power/mass: 0.105 hp/lb (173 W/kg)


* Guns: 3 .30 in (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns
* Bombs: 2,260 lb (1,030 kg)

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