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 David Lee “Tex” Hill

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David Lee “Tex” Hill

  • Birth 3 Jul 1915 Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea
  • Death 11 Oct 2007 Terrell Hills, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section 48 Site 190
  • Memorial ID 22127923

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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Gravesite Details Brig Gen, US Air Force, World War II

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Love Is...Grandchildren
  • Added: 12 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22127923
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Lee “Tex” Hill (3 Jul 1915–11 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22127923, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .