Hill, Frank Ackerman, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1969, 21, 33rd Air Division
Service Years
1939 - 1969
Officer Collar Insignia
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 

Headquarters Air Force Air Force Commander 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.
 
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.  
In North Africa, while participating in aerial flight against the enemy on 6 May 1943, Major Hill distinguished himself by heroism and gallantry in action. At approximately 1200 hours, Major Hill was leading his squadron on a fighter sweep on the enemy's forward landing grounds in the Tunis area. Near Pont du Fahs, the squadron encountered six (6) ME-109's at 14,000 feet. In an engagement lasting fifteen (15) minutes, Major Hill succeeded in destroying two (2) of the enemy aircraft. At approximately 1630 hours of the same day, Major Hill was again flying with his squadron on a fighter sweep of the battle area. In the vicinity of Oudna, at 5,000 feet, the squadron encountered sixteen (16) ME-109's and Macchi 202's. During the engagement which followed, Major Hill attacked three (3) enemy aircraft flying in line astern. By skillfully pressing his attack, he damaged the lead plane, probably destroyed the second and damaged the third. During the same engagement, other pilots of the squadron destroyed four (4) of the enemy aircraft without loss to themselves. By destroying two (2), probably destroying one (1), and damaging two (2) enemy aircraft in one day's operations, Major Hill performed a feat of great skill and heroism at a time when destruction of enemy fighters were especially important, since the final drive of the North African Campaign was just beginning. Such actions reflect great credit upon himself and upon the Military Service of the United States. It is certain that such heroic deeds serve as an example of courage and heroism to all members of our armed forces.

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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 1962-1964, F-106 Delta Dart
From Year
1962
To Year
1964
   
Personal Memories
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 F-106 Delta Dart Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Convair F-106A Delta Dart
Length 70.70 ft | 21.55 m
Width 38.29 ft | 11.67 m
Height 20.28 ft | 6.18 m
Engine(s) 1 x Pratt & Whitney J75-P-17 turbojet engine generating 24,500lbs thrust with afterburner.
Empty Weight 24,859 lbs | 11,276 kg
MTOW 41,831 lbs | 18,974 kg
Max Speed 1,487 mph | 2,393 km/h | 1,292 kts
Max Range 1,950 miles | 3,138 km
Ceiling 58,005 ft | 17,680 m | 11.0 miles
Climb Rate 30,000 ft/min (9,144 m/min)
Hardpoints 4
Armament 1 x 20mm cannon

Mission specific armament may include:

2 x AIR-2A Genie Nuclear Rockets
4 x AIM-4 Falcon Air-to-Air Missiles
Accommodations 1



Major Variants

* YF-102 - Single Delta Dagger prototype
* YF-102A - Redesigned airframe
* F-102A - Single seat interceptor
* TF-102A - Two-seat trainer
* F-102B - Redesignated to F-106
* YF-106A - Two prototypes produced
* F-106A - Single seat interceptor
* F-106B - Two-seat trainer variant

   
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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2012
   
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