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
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Hill, Frank Ackerman, Col USAF(Ret).

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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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 1954-1954, F-86 Sabre
From Year
1954
To Year
1954
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications
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Model North American F-86D Sabre
Length 37.50 ft | 11.43 m
Width 37.07 ft | 11.30 m
Height 14.99 ft | 4.57 m
Engine(s) 1 x General Electric J47-GE-27, turbujet engine generating 5,970lbs of thrust.
Empty Weight 10,950 lbs | 4,967 kg
MTOW 17,000 lbs | 7,711 kg
Max Speed 690 mph | 1,110 km/h | 599 kts
Max Range 785 miles | 1,263 km
Ceiling 50,000 ft | 15,240 m | 9.5 miles
Climb Rate 12,000 ft/min (1,344 m/min)
Hardpoints 2
Armament 6 x 12.7mm machine guns
24 x 2.75in rockets

External provisions for 2,000 lbs of bombs
Accommodations 1


Major Variants

* XP-86 - Original Army Air Force prototypes (3)
* YP-86A - Re-engined with GE J47 turbojet.
* P-86A - Redesignated from YP-86A
* F-86A - Redesignated production model from P-86A; Featured J47-GE-1 turbojet.
* F-86D - Complete redesign of base model; Redesignated as night/all-weather aircraft; Hughes fire control system; J47-GE-33 turbojet.
* F-86E - Slab tailplane adjustable inflight; J47-GE-27 turbojet
* F-86F - J47-GE-27 turbojet; Extended leading edges.
* F-86K - Based on F-86D model with J47-GE-17B tubojet.
* F-86L - Rebuilt "D" model with updated electronics and larger wing surface

   
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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2012
   
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