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James Edward Hillier


Killed in Action (KIA)


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30068 Phartzac

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Gore 10/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 13/5/43; Kearney 23/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-P] Podington 29/5/43; Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 6/43; Missing in Action...


  • VIII Bomber Command 85

    19 August 1943
    The German airfields at Gilze-Rijen, Holland and Woensdrecht, Holland are the targets for this mission. The attacks will be made by two elements. The first element is a combined force of 125 B-17s from: 91BG (8); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (19);...


Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) 19 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
05 September 2020 18:21:58 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations

Added a connection to the mission “VIII Bomber Command 85” - the mission to WOENSDRECHT for the 388th Bomb Group for 19 Aug 1943.

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2020 04:11:51 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Changed the label of the “Died” event to "Killed in Action (KIA)".

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2020 04:08:35 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C #42-30068 and "Jim Hillier" mentioned in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:20 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /