Saturday, 13 April 2019

Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Born: 29 March 1925, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Died: 17 May 1945, Merced, California, USA

Shivering Shakespeare (1930) as Wheezer (Credited as Hal Roach's Rascals)

1 comment:

  1. Robert enrolled as an air cadet in 1943, with speculation being he enrolled sometime in August.

    He was very close to completing his advanced flight training, until a very unfortunate event occurred on 17 May 1945, in which he was killed in a mid-air collision while trying to land a North American AT-6D Texan, at Merced Army Air Field Base in Merced, California.

    The other pilot involved received only minor injuries, landing safely, while Robert was lost in the final 30 minutes of his basic training to be certified as a USAAF pilot.