WWII ‘Flying Tigers’ Ace ‘Tex’ Hill dies at 92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a link to his full bio/obit from the San Antonio newspaper and a couple of snippets from it.

San Antonio Express-News: WWII fighter ace ‘Tex’ Hill dies at 92

Hill was “a giant figure in heroic aviation,” said T.R. Fehrenbach, author of “This Kind of War,” a history of the Korean conflict. “We don’t have heroes in aviation anymore. We don’t have people who fly by the seat of their pants in rickety airplanes. They go up in great machines that do much of the work.”


Hill was a top-notch leader, said Don Lopez, who served in China under Hill and is deputy director of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

“Tex is regarded all over the aviation community as one of the top fighter pilots and leaders in the world. He was a natural leader; everybody loved and admired him,” Lopez said.

The article is on the long side but is filled with great stories about ‘Tex’ Hill’s Flying Tigers exploits. If you’re a WWII avation buff like I am you’ll find it very interesting.

 


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