*HUTCHINS, CARLTON BARMORE
Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Place and date: Off
California Coast, 2 February 1938. Born: 12 September 1904, Albany, N.Y. Accredited
to: New York.
For extraordinary heroism as the pilot of the U.S. Navy Seaplane PBY-2 No. 0463
(11-P-3) while engaged in tactical exercises with the U.S. Fleet on 2 February 1938.
Although his plane was badly damaged, Lt. Hutchins remained at the controls endeavoring to
bring the damaged plane to a safe landing and to afford an opportunity for his crew to
escape by parachutes. His cool, calculated conduct contributed principally to the saving
of the lives of all who survived. His conduct on this occasion was above and beyond the
call of duty.