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Col. L B Hillsinger leaving his Hurricane at Hendon. He was the first USAAF officer permitted to return to operational flying after losing a limb. Here Col Hillsinger is shown leaving his British 'Hawker Hurricane' at an airfield in Hendon, Middlesex, England 4th May 1943.
Lt Col L B Hillsinger was badly wounded, losing a leg, as an observer onboard the destroyer HMS Berkeley, sunk during the Dieppe Raid on Aug 19, 1942.
NARA Ref# 342-FH-3A12428-79116AC

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People

  • Loren Hillsinger

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Colonel Lorin B Hillsinger was the first USAAF officer permitted to return to operational flying after losing a limb. ...

Aircraft

  • V6844

    Hurricane
    Hawker Hurricane Mk I V6844 flown by VIII Air Force Service Command Pilot, Col L B Hillsinger, Lt Col L.B. Hillsinger was badly wounded as an observer onboard the destroyer HMS Berkeley sunk during the Dieppe Raid on Aug 19, 1942. ...

Locations

  • Hendon

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF station which in 1944 was home to Douglas C-47 Skytrain lodgers.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2019 02:45:23 fugari Changes to caption
Sources

bio corrected not a Eagle Squadron pilot. US Army artillery Observer .

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 17:55:42 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
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http://www.fold3.com/image/48254729/

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 22:52:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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http://www.fold3.com/image/48254729/

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