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Walter Monroe Hatcher Jr.


Was on a 24 hour pass when the rest of his crew was shot down on 8 April 1944



  • Robert Bryans

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252596 'Mammy Yokum. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Lake City, FL, USA 24 July 1917
Lived in West Palm Beach, FL, USA 1942
Died Columbus, MS, USA 18 September 1968

Col. Walter Monroe Hatcher, Jr. retired from the Air Force in 1964 after a distinguished career.

Col. Hatcher was a pilot officer with the 8th Air Force in England during World War II. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with Clusters.

He was born in Lake City, Columbia, Florida, attended the University of Florida and graduated from Alabama Pyrotechnical Institute. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity and Blue Key. He was a Baptist and a Mason.

He was survived by son Charles James and daughter Susan Lynn.

He was the son of Walter Monroe Hatcher, Sr. and Bertha Oder Hatcher Bieber.


Date Contributor Update
02 August 2016 01:51:11 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations

466th BG Archives - 1 March 1945 mission formation plan

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2015 03:09:27 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank and role

466th BG Historian

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23 March 2015 01:13:48 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, suffix, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

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27 September 2014 18:26:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 346