Robert Thacker, who survived Pearl Harbor to fly in three wars, dies at age 102.
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Robert Thacker, who found himself caught in the middle of Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor when he was piloting an unarmed B-17 bomber to Hawaii for refueling, but managed to make a hair-raising landing and went on to a distinguished flying career in war and peace, died in San Clemente, California. Thacker’s daughter, Barbara Thacker, confirmed his death to The New York Times today.
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