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

Denis Richards

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/37548

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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 received a ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Air Forces and Warfare

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