Hill, David, ENS

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1958-1968, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1938 - 1941
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Cold War

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Last Address

Date of Passing
Oct 11, 2007
Location of Interment
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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Other Comments:
Credited with downing 18.25 Japanese planes during WWII, making him one of America's leading aces of the war.

- Inducted into National Aviation Hall of Fame, 1968
- Inducted into Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, 1999

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Naval Aviator Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1938, Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) (Pensacola, FL)1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAS Miami, FLNaval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLFormal Schools and Training CoursesCNO - OPNAV
USS Saratoga (CV-3)NAS North IslandUSS Ranger (CV-4)VS-41 Shamrocks
VB-4<B>US Army (USA)</b><B>Air National Guard (ANG)</b><B>US Air Force (USAF)</b>
  1938-1938, NAS Miami, FL
  1938-1938, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1938-1939, Naval Flight Training
  1939-1940, CNO - OPNAV
  1939-1940, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1939-1940, NAS North Island
  1940-1941, USS Ranger (CV-4)
  1940-1941, VS-41 Shamrocks
  1941-1941, VB-4
  1941-1942, CNO - OPNAV
  1942-1945, US Army (USA)
  1946-1952, Air National Guard (ANG)
  1952-1958, US Air Force (USAF)
  1958-1968, CNO - OPNAV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II1
 Colleges Attended 
Texas A&M UniversityAustin College
  1932-1933, Texas A&M University
  1934-1938, Austin College
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