To honor Wellesley veterans on Veterans’ Day, the Wellesley cable channel (Wellesley Media) will broadcast a special hour-long interview with WWII veteran and longtime resident Bob Hinchliffe. Program Director Dana Volke has announced that the show will air at 1:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, on Verizon Channel 39 and Comcast Channel 9.
The interview was conducted a few years ago by Hinchliffe’s step-granddaughter Maria Elliott as a class project when she was a junior at Wellesley High School, and it was selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress WWII Veterans Oral History Collection.
It covers Hinchliffe’s war experiences, including the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest (where he was awarded the Bronze Star), the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of the Bridge at Remagen, and his service after the end of the war as the Aide to the Commanding General of American Troops in Berlin.
Hinchliffe, who turned 92 last week, has lived in Wellesley for more than 60 years. Maria is now Maria DelVecchio, married to Wellesley native Sam DelVecchio, and is the mother of two-year-old Lucy. She teaches history at the Pollard Middle School in Needham.