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Name: John Hills
John Hills
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 7
Born: 25 October 1897
Place of Birth: Taunton, Somerset, England
Died: December 1989
Place of Death: Bath, Somerset, England
 
 
With 20 Squadron in the summer of 1918, John Hills, the son of John and Alice Hills, scored seven victories as an observer flying Bristol Fighters. Shot down by Jasta 56 on 14 August 1918, his pilot, David Esplin Smith, was killed but 2nd Lieutenant Hills survived and was captured.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Jun 1918 1915 20 Bristol F.2b (C859) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) S of Comines
2 02 Jul 1918 0845 20 Bristol F.2b (C859) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) SE of Ypres
3 25 Jul 1918 0850 20 Bristol F.2b (C4672) 1 Fokker D.VII (DES) Comines Canal
4 25 Jul 1918 0855 20 Bristol F.2b (C4672) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Comines
5 25 Jul 1918 0855 20 Bristol F.2b (C4672) 1 Fokker D.VII (DESF) 4 Comines Canal
6 30 Jul 1918 1930 20 Bristol F.2b (D7897) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bailleul
7 11 Aug 1918 1340 20 Bristol F.2b (E2467) 3 Balloon (DES) W of Courtrai

1 Pilot Lt David Smith
2 Pilot Lt J Purcell
3 Pilot Capt Horace Lale
4 Shared with Capt Horace Lale & 2Lt Francis Ralph and Lt William Thomson & Sgt J D C Summers
 
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