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HILLIER, PHILIP SNOWDEN ALEXANDER, DFC

Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Service Number:41409
Rank:Flight Lieutenant
Date of Death:6 September 1942
Decorations:Distinguished Flying Cross
Units:No. 6 Squadron, RAF †

Citations

Distinguished Flying Cross:
In June, 1942, this officer participated in 2 sorties against a column of enemy armoured vehicles near Sidi Rezegh. On his first sortie, in the face of heavy fire, he made 4 low level attacks on the target, hitting several tanks. On his second sortie, he flew so low that part of the tail unit snapped off on the turret of one of the vehicles he attacked. Despite the damage sustained to his aircraft he flew it safely to base. Flight Lieutenant Hillier played a gallant part in the operations which were attended with much success.

Burial Details

Cemetery:FAYID WAR CEMETERY
Grave:1. A. 2.

External Links

The London Gazette - Distinguished Flying Cross Citation (11 August 1942)

Record updated on 21 April 2018.


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