Name: Robert Bruce Hinckley
Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force, pilot
Unit: 435th TFS
Date of Birth:  15 April 1941
Home City of Record: Springfield ME
Date of Loss: 18 January 1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 211800 North  1061200 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4D
Missions: 75
Other Personnel in Incident: Robert Jones, returnee

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews. 2020


SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).
UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO

Captain - United States Air Force
Shot Down: January 18, 1968
Released: March 14, 1973

TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE:   I speak not only for myself but for my wife,
daughter and family when I say, "Thank you," to the American people and
President Nixon for bringing the POWs home with honor. Our nation is facing
a crisis, a period of inner dissension and distrust. I hope that we, as a
people believing in God and democracy, can overcome these present troubles
through a strong faith in the institutions we have created with our own
blood. God has blessed our America with so many good things. We must protect
them from the enemy within and without. It was and is a privilege to serve.

Robert Hinckley retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He
and his wife Marie reside in Florida.