M.606 First Officer   Milton Bailey Hill
 flag usa  b. 23 Feb 1907, Quanah, TX 10 Jun 1941 to 9 Apr 1945 

 

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Father: Austin Herbert Hill

Ed. High School, Oklahoma City

m. [1] V  ; [2] 1966 Lena M Jackson Hembling

prev. Charter and Dusting Flying, Aerial Advertising, Instructing, Barnstorming.

Address in 1941: Route 1, Comstock Park, Kent, MI


Postings: 2FPP, 9FPP, 

Certificate of Commendation, 1943: "Whilst ferrying a Wellington VI from Lynehm to Shawbury on the 3rd April 1943, he experienced complete failure of both engines. He was at a height of approximately 1,400ft and was nearing the Malvern Hills. After losing considerable height he resuscitated the starboard engine but he was unable to get any response from the port engine which he put into coarse pitch and feathered the propeller. F/O Hill made for the nearest airfield which was Defford and succeeded in landing on the runway there with flaps and wheels down without further damage. The Wellington VI will hardly fly on one engine."

The engine failures were due to incorrect setting of tank cocks within the wing.

"An extremely hard-working and expert pilot, whose willingness and good discipline make him an excellent officer."

Sailed from Scotland to New York on 26 Apr 1945


 d. Nov 1985 - Cumberland, Harlan, KY

"His wife, Lena, survives."

 

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