Peter B. Hill, S/Sgt.
Personal information
Age 22
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Henry Hill, and of Elizabeth Hill, Darlington, Co. Durham, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 5511117
Rank S/Sgt.
Function 1st Pilot
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron C Squadron
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Glider Pilot Regiment
Death information
Died when 25-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Near the river Rhine
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Maurik, R.C. Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number Unknown
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Staff Serjeant Peter Burke Hill was first Pilot of the large type Hamilcar Glider, loaded with two Bren Carrier vehicles. He made a succesfull and safe landing in Wolfheze on the 17th of September. Hill could not swim and when his boat was hit and capsized during the crossover, he drawned during operation Berlin (withdrawal to the southside of the river Rhine) in the night of 25 September. His body was found in the river Lek near Ravenswaaij on 18 November.

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Peter B. Hill, S/Sgt.
Personal information
Age 22
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Henry Hill, and of Elizabeth Hill, Darlington, Co. Durham, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 5511117
Rank S/Sgt.
Function 1st Pilot
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron C Squadron
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Army Air Corps Glider Pilot Regiment
Death information
Died when 25-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Near the river Rhine
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Maurik, R.C. Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number Unknown
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Staff Serjeant Peter Burke Hill was first Pilot of the large type Hamilcar Glider, loaded with two Bren Carrier vehicles. He made a succesfull and safe landing in Wolfheze on the 17th of September. Hill could not swim and when his boat was hit and capsized during the crossover, he drawned during operation Berlin (withdrawal to the southside of the river Rhine) in the night of 25 September. His body was found in the river Lek near Ravenswaaij on 18 November.

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