It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing of our friend Jim Hinckley.
A long time volunteer at CAF SoCal, Jim was an active member of the museum and responsible for numerous informative presentations as exhibits, as well as other activities.
Col. James Hinckley (Ret. US Army) was a veteran of World War II and served from 1942 to 1965, serving in the Pacific with campaigns in Saipan, Okinawa and Tokyo. Following the war, Jim served in West Berlin and ﬁnished his Army career as a Colonel in California.
The complete obituary may be accessed at the LA Times.
A full military memorial service was held for Jim on May 24, 2017 at the Riverside National Cemetery where he was honored by his Commemorative Air Force friends by way of a flyover with the Wing’s B-25/PBJ.