Hill, Frank Ackerman, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1946, AAF MOS 2120, Headquarters, I Bomber Command
Service Years
1939 - 1969

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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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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 1942-1943, Supermarine Spitfire
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications (Spitfire Mk Vb)
Replica Mk VB on display in 2009

Data from The Great Book of Fighters[154] and Jane�??s Fighting Aircraft of World War II[155]

General characteristics

* Crew: one pilot
* Length: 29 ft 11 in (9.12 m)
* Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)
* Height: 11 ft 5 in (3.86 m)
* Wing area: 242.1 ft² (22.48 m²)
* Airfoil: NACA 2209.4(tip)
* Empty weight: 5,090 lb (2,309 kg)
* Loaded weight: 6,622 lb (3,000 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 6,770 lb (3,071 kg)
* Powerplant: 1�? Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 supercharged V12 engine, 1,470 hp at 9,250 ft (1,096 kW at 2,820 m)


* Maximum speed: 378 mph, (330 kn, 605 km/h)
* Combat radius: 410 nmi (470 mi, 760 km)
* Ferry range: 991 nmi (1,140 mi, 1,840 km)
* Service ceiling: 35,000 ft (11,300 m)
* Rate of climb: 2,665 ft/min (13.5 m/s)
* Wing loading: 24.56 lb/ft² (119.91 kg/m²)
* Power/mass: 0.22 hp/lb (0.36 kW/kg)


* Guns: Mk I, Mk II, Mk VA
o (VA) 8 �? .303in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns, 350 rpg

o (VB on) 2 �? 20 mm (0.787-in) Hispano Mk II cannon, 60 rpg (drum magazine); (VC) 120 rpg (belt loaded, box magazine)
o 4 �? 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns, 350 rpg
* Bombs:
o 2 �? 250 lb (113 kg) bombs

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2012
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