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Shipmate60

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RIP William Walker.
« on: October 23, 2012, 09:54:35 PM »

Who??? you may ask,,,

sorry but not a sports "hero" or a movie star or even a celebrity,

but some one who deserves more than any of the above our deepest thanks and respect...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221792/Oldest-surviving-pilot-fight-Battle-Britain-Spitfire-shot-dies-aged-99.html

Rest in peace William, and thank you for defending our very right to be here

Bob
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Re: RIP William Walker.
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 09:58:12 PM »

One of the last of the few

I believe there are one or two colonial pilots still alive to keep the memories burning.

and god bless him and all he and his fellow airmen for what they did for us..............

long may he and all those brave lads be remembered by us all!!!!
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Re: RIP William Walker.
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 07:55:21 AM »

A magnificent man and a true hero. May he rest in peace.
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Re: RIP William Walker.
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 09:36:04 AM »

Rest in Peace Sir,
I was just old enough later in the war to see, maybe not you but your compariots, both fly and fight overhead along with the USAAF. Some things remain in my memory for ever, Spitfires and Typhoons chaseing V1s and if the pilots spotted us youngsters some would come low enough for us to see them give us a return wave. Always wondered if the B17 (We did not see many in my area) one engine stopped and hanging half off the wing, another smoking so badly it must have been on fire, holes in the wings and fuselage, lumps missing from the tailplane and fin, very lights being fire off all the time it was in sight, one can only hope it/they made it to a safe haven.
Truly we have much to thank these real Heroes for, they should never be forgotten.
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