Hill, Frank Ackerman, Col

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

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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

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 1967-1969, F-84 Thunderjet
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 F-84 Thunderjet Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Republic F-84F Thunderjet
Length 37.43 ft | 11.41 m
Width 36.42 ft | 11.10 m
Height 14.99 ft | 4.57 m
Engine(s) 1 x Wright J65-W-3 turbojet engine generating 7,220lbs of thrust.
Empty Weight 13,830 lbs | 6,273 kg
MTOW 28,001 lbs | 12,701 kg
Max Speed 695 mph | 1,118 km/h | 604 kts
Max Range 860 miles | 1,384 km
Ceiling 45,997 ft | 14,020 m | 8.7 miles
Climb Rate 7,400 ft/min (2,257 m/min)
Hardpoints 2
Armament 6 x 12.7mm machine guns
24 x 5in rockets

Up to 6,000lbs of external ordnance.
Accommodations 1

Major Variants

* XP-84 Thunderjet - First prototype model (1946); General Electric J35-GE-7 turbojet engine.
* XP-8A Thunderjet - Prototype (25 total); Allison J35-A-15
* P-84B Thunderjet - XP-8A porduction model.
* P-84C Thunderjet - Revised electrical system; J35-A-13C engine; Later redesignated as the F-84C.
* F-84 Thunderjet
* YF-84A Thunderjet - First swept-wing variant
* F-84D Thunderjet - J35-A-17D engine; Re-engineered landing gear system; thicker wing systems.
* F-84E Thunderjet - Post-Korean War model featuring improved system components; Enlarged cockpit; Lengthened fuselage.
* F-84G Thunderjet - J35-A-29 engine
* F-84F Thunderstreak - Swept wing; Wright J65-W-1 turbojet engine (later models with Wright J65-W-3 engines).
* RF-84F Thunderflash - Final development model of F-84 series; Reconnaissance variant with J65-W-7 engine.

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2012
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  • Eide, Robert, TSgt, (1958-1998)
  • Gaunt, (Henry) Mark, TSgt, (1958-1998)
  • Geiman, John, MSgt, (1962-1999)
  • Harbaugh, Paul, A1C, (1959-1963)
  • Harrison, Rodger, Lt Col, (1954-1980)
  • Howard, Terry, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Kennelly, John, 1st Lt, (1951-1956)
  • Montgomery, Jesse, 1st Lt, (1961-1965)
  • Myszkowski, Casimer, CMSgt, (1969-1990)
  • Porter, William, Maj, (1957-1969)
  • Purrington, Tom, Capt, (1961-1965)
  • Reid, John, SSgt, (1955-1963)
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