Flight Lieutenant Clyde Douglas HILL

Service No: 280804
Born: Adelaide SA, 26 November 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 March 1940
Unit: No. 82 Squadron, Bankstown NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 82 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft A29-86), near Bankstown NSW, 24 December 1943, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Sydney War Cemetery, Rookwood NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Charles George and Alice Winifred Hill, husband of Aileen Muriel Hill, of Woodlands Park. South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 24 December 1943, Kittyhawk aircraft A29-26 and A29-86 had a mid-air collision five kms south west of Bankstown during combat practice and both pilots were killed.

The pilots were:

(A29-26) Flying Officer Kenneth William Baxter (408867)
(A29-86) Flight Lieutenant Clyde Douglas Hill (280804)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Records A9845, 25

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