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David Lee "Tex" Hill
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1915
Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea
Death: Oct. 11, 2007
Terrell Hills
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Recruited from the U.S. Navy into the AVG. Traveled to the Far East on the M/V Bloemfontein and was a member of the "Bloom Gang". Flight leader and later Squadron Leader of the 2nd Pursuit Sqdn "Panda Bears".
Tex was credited with 12 1/4 enemy aircraft destroyed while flying with the Flying Tigers. Following the 4 July 1942 disbandment of the AVG, Tex commanded the Tiger Sharks of the 75th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group, CATF. His call sign was "Shark One". Later, when he returned from assignments stateside, Tex commanded the 23rd Fighter Group of the 14th Air Force. Adding 6 more aerial victories, his WWII total stands at 18.25, making Tex a triple ace. He served for many years on the Board of Directors of the AVG Flying Tigers Association. 
 
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 Parents:
  Pierre Bernard Hill (1877 - 1958)
  Ella Thraves Hill (1875 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Mazie Sale Hill (1923 - 2009)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Pierre Hill (1908 - 2003)*
  David Lee Hill (1915 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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Silver Star
LM DFC AM
TEX
 
Note: Brig Gen, US Air Force, World War II
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 48 Site 190
 
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Originally Created by: Love Is...Grandchildren
Record added: Oct 12, 2007
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- Cisco Kid
 Added: May. 14, 2014
In remembrance of your valued service
- truchasnm
 Added: Feb. 23, 2014
Hero, Rest in Peace.
- Elsie Celestino
 Added: Jul. 19, 2013
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