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Hillary, Richard Hope (1919-1943), air force officer and author

Denis G. Richards

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/37548
Hillary, Richard Hope (1919-1943), air force officer and author

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Hillary, Richard Hope (1919-1943), air force officer and author, was born on 20 April 1919 in Sydney, Australia, the only child of Michael Hillary (1886-1976), DSO, OBE, an Australian government official, and his wife, Edwyna Mary Hope (1881-1966). He arrived in England at the age of three, when his father ...

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