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Colonel L B Hillsinger, [El Paso, Texas], Who Lost One Of His Legs In The Dieppe, France, Raid Gets Along Well On His Artifical Limb. He Is The First USAAF Officer Permitted To Return To Operational Flying After Losing A Limb. Here, Colonel Hillsinger Is seen leaving his British 'Hawker Hurricane' at Hendon. NARA Ref# 342-FH-3A12427-79115AC.



  • Loren Hillsinger

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


  • V6844

    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. ...


  • Hendon

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


Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 17:54:43 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 23:10:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations