|Captain Hathaway, USAF|
Capt. Hathaway (Charles Frank), a bomber pilot, smugly describes a normal day on the job as Hawkeye treats him after he bailed out of his on-fire plane near the camp in the Season 5 episode "Dear Sigmund".
|Rank:||Captain (O-3), USAF|
|Job/Role in Unit:||Air Force Bomber pilot who arrives at the 4077th M*A*S*H after bailing out of on-fire plane|
|Spouse(s):||Name not mentioned|
|First appeared in:||"Dear Sigmund"|
|Last appeared in:||N/A, one-time appearance|
|Appeared on/or in:||M*A*S*H TV series|
|Played by:||Charles Frank in guest appearance|
Captain Hathaway, a bomber pilot, was a character who appeared in the Season 5 episode of the CBS-TV series [[M*A*S*H] titled "Dear Sigmund". The part of Hathaway was played by Charles Frank, who would later appear on the series as Lieutenant Martinson, a shell-shocked Army platoon officer who winds up holding Major Winchester hostage in the O.R. in his attempt to get sent stateside in the Season 6 episode "What's Up, Doc?"
Hathaway, who's an Air Force bomber pilot, arrives in camp via a local rickshaw driver after bailing out of his plane when his fighter's engine set afire. He acts quite oblivious to and quite detached from the destruction that he's causing--and the innocent people he's hurting, Hathaway keeps himself above the war, both physically and emotionally. Hathaway, who admits that he's never seen any of the citizens of the villages he had been bombing, describes a "typical day of work" to Hawkeye, about 30 minutes at about 20,000 feet in the air before relaxing at the base O'Club in Seoul before retiring back to his on-base quarters, then back home to his wife on the weekends. He also quips "If I could'nt fly, I wouldn't touch this war!" During surgery, Hathaway--who is helping out in triage, thanks to Hawkeye--sees that one of the wounded is a little girl, about six years old. Horrified to learn that she was hit by an overhead bomb, he quickly rushes out of the O.R. Hawkeye follows him out, and the pilot breaks down, realizing what he's been doing and that this isn't, as he calls it, "a clean war."