Dean J. HILL

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-756576
AGE21 yo
DATE OF BIRTHFeb. 26, 1923 Los Angeles County CALIFORNIA
STATECALIFORNIA
FAMILY-
RANKFirst Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--CALIFORNIA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT1 october 1943
SQUADRON335th Fighter Squadron
GROUP4th Fighter Group
ARMY9th Air Force
DATE OF DEATHJune 19, 1944hill dean j tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHWood Houx, Coulonces
DATA BASE

P-51 Mustang - type B-7NA - s/n 43-6896 WD*F

p 51 mustang

Macr: 6261

Mission: Ramrod - Escort of Bombardiers

Take Off Station 356 Debden, Essex UK Volait en n°4 ( Blue Four ) de la section Caboose

Crash probably due to bad weather - Around 8:15

Returning from an escort mission bombing the aviation grounds of Bordeaux-Mérignac

A series of events associated with the lack of visibility due to thick fog, seven P-51 and P-38 fighter aircraft will be lost (flight collision and spatial disorientation).

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY from St James

Map Brittany American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
C171
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto
Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clustersam2olc
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
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Stele in memory of Dean HILL in Coulonces


INFORMATION SOURCES

HonorStates - Find A Grave - AÉROSTÈLES, lieux de mémoire aéronautique 

4th Figther Group - - France-Crashes 39-45

PICTURE SOURCELacey-davisfoundation.org
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud