Hill, Frank Ackerman, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1945-1946, M 2120, I Bomber Command/Headquarters
Service Years
1939 - 1969
Colonel

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1919
 
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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

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=564
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83875659
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=47642
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_031.php
   
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 1949-1950, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
From Year
1949
To Year
1950
   
Personal Memories
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 P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug) Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications
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Model Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Length 36.15 ft | 11.02 m
Width 40.68 ft | 12.40 m
Height 14.67 ft | 4.47 m
Engine(s) 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 Double-Wasp eighteen cylinder radial engine generating 2,535hp.
Empty Weight 9,949 lbs | 4,513 kg
MTOW 17,500 lbs | 7,938 kg
Max Speed 433 mph | 697 km/h | 376 kts
Max Range 449 miles | 722 km
Ceiling 40,994 ft | 12,495 m | 7.8 miles
Climb Rate 3,200 ft/min (976 m/min)
Hardpoints 3
Armament 8 x 12.7mm Machine Guns
10 x 5 in Air-to-Surface HE Rockets

Provision for bomb load, fuel drop tanks or rockets to a maximum of 2,500lbs (1,134kg).
Accommodations 1


Major Variants

* XP-47B - Prototype featuring XR-2800 radial generating 1,850hp.
* P-47B - Production model based on XP-47B prototype; R-2800-21 radial engine.
* P-47C - Extended fuselage; Later types of this model featuring R-2800-59 radial at 2,300hp; Provisions for drop tanks and bombs.
* P-47D - Main production model of which 12,602 produced; R-2800-21W (2,300hp) or R-2800-59W (2,535hp) water-injected radial powerplants; Increased MTOW capacity; Provision for drop tanks and air-to-surface HE rockets.
* P-47G - Wright-produced P-47D models of which 354 produced.
* P-47M - 'Sprinter' interception model designed to combat the V1 / V2 rocket threat; Featured specialized airbrake system and R-2800-57(C) radial generating 2,800hp; 130 produced.
* P-47N - Exclusive Pacific Theater model; Long range variant with increased and reinforced wing section of which 1,816 produced; Longer wingspan with blunt-tipped wing tips concealing fuel compartments; R-2800-77 radial generating 2,800hp.

   
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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2012
   
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  • Laplante, John P., A2C, (1950-1954)
  • Manos, William, Capt, (1943-1950)
  • Moats, Sanford Kenneth, Lt Gen, (1942-1977)
  • Scott, Robert, Brig Gen, (1932-1957)
  • Trautman, Konrad Wigand, Col, (1944-1981)
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