What You Need To Know About Hazel Hill, The Schoolgirl Who Helped To Win Britain War.
The Britain are honoring a brilliant woman who paid a vital role that helped winning the Britain war. Hazel Hill died at the age of 90 in 2010. Her cause of death is not known to the public.
July 10 2020 marks 80 years since that start of the Battle of Britain. Hazel Hill who was 13 yr old then was instrumental in Battle of Britain victory. She was a young mathematician who helped design the Spitfire, the iconic aircraft that took part in the Battle of Britain, which started 80 years ago today.
On the 80th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain, read how the mathematical calculations of a 13 year old school girl helped ensure that the Luftwaffe would be defeated.
Now, 80 years after the start of the battle on July 10, 1940, the RAF has recognised her role for the first time in the documentary researched by her granddaughter, Felicity Baker, a journalist.
Who Is Hazel Hill?
Hazel Hill was 13 years old when in 1934, along with her father, she worked through the night on complex calculations that would shape the future of fighter planes like the Spitfire and the Hurricane.
Hazel Hill was a young mathematician and teenager from north London.
Back in 1934, Hazel and her father, Captain Fred Hill, managed to come up with calculations that proved the aircraft can work with eight machine guns instead of four.
Hazel Hill Life & Death
After school, Hazel studied medicine at a university in London and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps after graduating in 1943.
At the end of the war she became a female GP and married Chris Baker in 1948, who was one of the soldiers she had treated in the war.
The couple moved to Wednesbury, Staffordshire, where Hazel got a job setting up a child health clinic in the newly formed National Health Service. She later trained as a psychiatrist and published research into school phobia, anorexia and autism. Hazel has four sons: Robin, Richard, Frank and Ted. She died, aged 90, in 2010.