Hill, Ployer Peter, Maj

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major
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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Major

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1894
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Last Address
Wright Field, Ohio

Date of Passing
Oct 30, 1935
 
Location of Interment
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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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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ployer_Peter_Hill   
   
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 1932-1935, B-12 Bomber
From Year
1932
To Year
1935
   
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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

Performance

* 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)

Armament

* Guns: 3 .300 in (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns
* Bombs: 2,260 lb (1,030 kg)

   
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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2011
   
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