71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 110th Squadron, 91st Photo Reconnaissance Wing
2nd Lt Hilton was the pilot of aircraft P-40N-35 with serial number 44-7522. He departed from Hill A/D Mindoro on a bombing mission to Tacloban Strip, Leyte. 2nd Lt Hilton was flying wingman to Lt Twiggs. Lt Twiggs bailed out and was picked up. 2nd Lt Hilton was last seen off the west coast of Leyte.
Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines