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Hill Albert Stanley

Name:
Albert Stanley Hill
Rank:
Technical Sergeant
Serial Number:
Unit:
782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group
Date of Death:
1944-08-03
State:
Kansas
Cemetery:
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot:
Section 12
Row:
Grave:
Section 530
Decoration:
Comments:

Albert Stanley Hill was born on May 17, 1919, in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas. He was the son of Sumner Marlow Hill and Crete S. Stanley Hill.

Albert enlisted on January 15, 1943, and served in the 782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a Technical Sergeant and Gunner on the B-24 #44-41017 during World War II.

On August 3, 1944, his crew took off from Pantanella, Italy, on a bombing mission over Friedrichshafen, Germany. On their return, while flying at 20,000 feet at about 13:00, his B-24 was hit by German aircraft and went down. All 9 crew members were reported to have bailed out, but the pilot's parachute did not open, and TSgt Hill was never seen again. The other 7 crew members were captured and sent to prison camps. Their aircraft crashed at Ehrwald, Tyrol, Austria. TSgt Hill is commemorated on a plaque in Ehrwald, but his place of crash inscribed is at the mountain of Hohe Munde.

TSgt Hill is now buried in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.tracesofwar.com, "Missing in Action Failed to Return" Book by Nicole-Melanie Goll and Georg Hoffmann