From a contemporary press report
Arthur Edwin Hacker, age 80, died on Friday, November 8, 2002, at Melbourne, Florida. He was the beloved husband of 55 years of Lois B. Hacker; the father of Karen Hacker of Arlington, Virginia, and Jeanette Jatlow of Annapolis, Maryland; brother of Barbara Karr of Warsaw, Missouri, and grandfather to Benjamin Arthur Jatlow, also of Annapolis.
Commander Hacker entered the United States Navy in 1942. During WWII he flew Navy Liberator PB4Y aircraft from Guadalcanal and other Southwestern Pacific islands.
In peacetime he was assigned to Weather Reconnaisance Squadrons, flying into typhoons from Okinawa and Shanghai and into hurricanes from Miami.
Subsequent tours of duty included Staff, Fleet Air Wing SIX off the coast of Korea, Indochina, Photo Reconnaissance flying F2H Jets from the USS Forrestal; Air Operations Officer on the USS Essex; the Pacific Missile Range; Staff CincPac and CincPacFit.
Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1962, he spent 20 years with the Sperry Rand Corp. in Great Neck, New York, Washington, D.C. and Miami, Florida.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, December 16, 2002 at 3 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to either Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, 8060 Spyglass Hill Rd., Viera, FL 32840 or the National Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc., 1750 Radford Blvd., Suite C, Pensacola, FL 32508.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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