HINCKLEY, ROBERT BRUCE Name: Robert Bruce Hinckley Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force, pilot Unit: 435th TFS Date of Birth: Home City of Record: Springfiled ME Date of Loss: 18 January 1968 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 211800 North 1061200 East Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: 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. REMARKS: 730314 RELEASED BY DRV
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 ROBERT BRUCE HINCKLEY 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.