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Incident Name: Unknown
Date: 3/20/1961
Personnel: Harold Dean Hill
Age: 25
Position: test pilot, aerial firefighter

On March 20, 1961, airtanker pilot Harold Hill was flying a WWII vintage B18 when it crashed. He did not survive.


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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, AAP and research by the WLF Staff:
    • 3/20/1961
    • 1 killed: Harold Hill
    • Operator: unknown
    • Type: B18
    • Location: near San Diego, CA, possibly Hemet
    • FAA Registration # unknown
    • NTSB # unknown if any
  • National Transportation Safety Board: no record
  • For information if it becomes available consult the TSB online lookup Utility
  • NTSB records online only go back to 1962 and are very incomplete.
  • NWCG brief record
  • Californioa Death Index: Harold D Hill

    Name: Harold D Hill

    Event Type: Death

    Event Date: 20 Mar 1961

    Event Place: San Diego, California

    Birth Date: 07 Dec 1936

    Birthplace: Illinois

    Gender: Male

    Mother's Name: Ward

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  • Find a Grave: Harold D Hill

    Name: Harold Dean Hill

    Birth: Dec. 7, 1936

    Death: Mar. 20, 1961

    Burial: Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

    San Diego, San Diego County, California

    Plot: SECTION W SITE 903

    HM 2/C US NAVY


    CA Cpl Army Air Forces WWII


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