Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pearl Harbor Survivor: USS Raleigh

Robert E. Hatcher, Sr.
Born:  November 15, 1913, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Died:  November 19, 2007

Robert E. Hatcher was a Yeoman First Class assigned to the USS Raleigh at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack.  The USS Raleigh (CL-7) was an Omaha-class light cruiser.  Moored on the east side of the north channel at Pearl Harbor, the USS Raleigh was hit by a torpedo during the first wave of the attack.  Although listing heavily, the crew was able to save the ship.

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