Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey

Aero Safety Instructor Matt D'Angelo with Student Pilots Nick, Rich and Elizabeth with the 1950 Martin 202A.

Sunday 29 January 2012. Several of us from Aero Safety visited the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey, located next to the control tower at Teterboro Airport. If you haven’t been to the Hall of Fame recently, put it on your list of things to do! You will learn something new with each visit.

This visit, I wanted to pay my respects to World War II Ace Pilot Frank Hill, who passed away earlier this month. Mr. Hill flew 166 combat missions over Europe and Africa, during which he downed seven Axis planes. He was the top US Spitfire Ace of the war. He was also reportedly the first American pilot to shoot down a Nazi plane. When Mr. Hill returned to Hillsdale, NJ in 1943, he was greeted by a over 3,000 people with a parade and reception – a true Hero’s welcome home.

When you visit the Hall of Fame, please visit Frank Hill’s plaque to learn more about this World War II Hero and New Jersey native.

For more information and a calendar events, visit NJAHOF.

Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro, NJ 07608
201.288.6344
njahof@verizon.net
www.njhof.org
 

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