View Full Version : Another hero has been taken home

08-11-2008, 04:53 AM
Lt.Colonel Monroe Williams died 2pm sunday of inoprtable tumors he was 87, the world lost another hero and we at the 353VFG lost a close freind, mentor and farther figure. He is survived by his children and grandchildren and will always be remberd and never forgotten by his virtual freinds. He flew Janes WW2 fighters was consulted on Janes Attack Squadron and CFS3.

Below is a part of an interview RC Warbirds did on him years ago where he was a historical advisor

MONROE Q. WILLIAMS was born on Oct.21, 1921 and raised on a cotton farm near the small town of Baldwyn, Miss. I graduated from Baldwyn High in 1940 and was awarded a foot ball scholarship at East Central Jr. College, Decatur Miss. Because of a broken shoulder in training, I left college and joined the CCC ( civilian conservation corp). Spent seven months at Camp Rainier, Wash and was ask to return to college on the scholarship.

In the summer of 1942, after completing one year of college, I was notified that I would be drafted in the fall. I was drafted into the Army Air Corp in October and, after basic training in Miami Beach, Fla., was assigned to Aircraft Mechanic school in Amarillo, Texas.

During my training, I applied and qualified for cadets. Three days after graduation I was on my way to San Antonio for preflight. Primary was at Corsicana,Texas; Basic was at Greenville,Texas and Advance was at Eagle Pass, Texas , Graduating Jan 7, 1944 with class 44A.

After ten hours of P-40 transition training at Moultre Ga, I was on my way to Richmond, Va. for training in the P-47. On June 25, I sailed on the Queen Mary to England. After a brief stay at Atcham, I was assigned to the 351st Ftr Sq. of the 353rd Ftr Gp, arriving July 30, 1944.

During my tour, we flew P-47 aircraft, primarily dive bombing and strafing up through France, and southern Germany in support of the ground troops. During the first part of October, we changed to P-51 aircraft, primarily for long range escort of the bombers. I flew 63 missions (270 combat hours) and was credited with one Me 109 destroyed.

Upon my return from England in April 1945, I was assigned as production control officer at Eglin Air Proving Ground, Fla. After that, I was assigned as Aircraft Engineering Officer with 10th Airforce Hq, Offutt AFB, Omaha, Neb. After SAC moved us off Offutt in 1948, I volunteered to go to the Berlin Airlift at Rhine Maine, Frankfurt, Germany as an Engineering Officer/Pilot. After the Airlift, I remained in Germany, as a line pilot, with the 10th Troop carrier Squadron, flying C-82 aircraft.

Upon my return from Germany, I was assigned to the 3499th Mobile Training Group, Chanute AFB, Ill as a Mobile Training Detachment Commander. While there, I was selected, along with two other officers, three GS civilians, and three ranking NCOs, to plan, service test, and implement a new Field Training Concept for the Air Force. This resulted in the organization of a Field Training Wing with two Field Training Groups.

In 1959, the Field Training organization moved to Amarillo, Texas and became a part of the Amarillo Tech Training Center. In 1962, I became the Director of the Dept. Of Aircraft Training and remained so till my retirement, as a Lt/Col, on Feb. 28, 1965.

After retirement, I became a District Representative for Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance and served for 22 years, retiring Jan 1, 1987.

08-11-2008, 06:12 AM

08-11-2008, 06:41 AM
an honour to have known the pilot and gentleman MQ was for 8 years

Willie the Wolf is now reunited with his wife, R.I.P sir <S>!

08-11-2008, 07:09 AM

08-11-2008, 07:35 AM
if the heroes does not recieve the honer and remembrence they deserve near them this forum definately pays our Share.


i think its a good thing to remember theese people. our world would not be the same without people willing to sacrifice themselves for a better world.


08-11-2008, 07:40 AM
On behalf of the Fallen Angels Squadron, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

C.O. Fallen Angels

08-11-2008, 08:05 AM
Sleep well Sir

08-11-2008, 08:16 AM
Oh no... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Flew with and against Monroe Q online a few times...very very sorry to hear this news...

Condolences and <S>

08-11-2008, 08:23 AM
God speed and safe passage... from all in the 99th.

Da Worfster

08-11-2008, 08:26 AM
My greatest respects. Salute.

08-11-2008, 10:08 AM
In behalf of the 352nd VFG, we offer condolences to his family and friends.

08-11-2008, 10:14 AM
May he find his wings above the silvery clouds...

Rest in peace and much thanks and appreciation for your sacrifice and valor...

I have been privileged to have known and flown and fought with MonroeQ on HL.

Our deepest condolence and thanks to the family

-From the DELTA CHEVRON squad.

08-11-2008, 10:16 AM

The Hell's Devils Virtual Composite Group are mourning a great Hero of RL and a most respected member of the Virtual Air Community.

Rest In peace, Sir!

Deepest condolences to the Family.

carry on!

08-11-2008, 10:30 AM
A salute to another hero! One less. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

08-11-2008, 11:08 AM
Salute! R.I.P.

I flew with him on comms several times back in Jane's WWII Fighters and a couple of times in IL-2.

A gentlemen's gentleman to say the least.

08-11-2008, 11:46 AM
Blue skies. ~S!~

08-11-2008, 02:41 PM

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, Ė and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless falls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor eer eagle flew Ė
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

08-11-2008, 06:46 PM
From myself and the the rest of the Blitzpig's

Farewell, and Salute!

08-11-2008, 07:00 PM
R.I.P. condolences to family and friends.

08-12-2008, 03:41 AM
I'm almost tempted to ask why is it some of our best pilots or good pilots were farm or country boys. I just get that opinion (I may be wrong).

We lost a great man who today a lot of the forum members are better off due to his existance.

High salute to this man.

08-12-2008, 08:34 AM
Originally posted by Chris0382:
I'm almost tempted to ask why is it some of our best pilots or good pilots were farm or country boys. I just get that opinion (I may be wrong).

Back in them days, alot larger percentage of Americans were Farmers.

Aslo most Farm boys grow up with a gun in their hand, and understand the use of them. Snap shots, lead shots, trajectory, etc.
I'm sure it gave them a leg up, against some city dwellers, who only had industrial,food,wharehouse stc. back grounds.
IMHO of course.

As mentioned in other thread, were any of use smart enough to save some tracks, or voice recordings from Teamspeak, of him that we could share.

I didn't http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

08-12-2008, 09:23 AM

My condolences and sympathy to his family and friends.

08-12-2008, 10:02 AM
I have to dig my ntrk library to find the ones of MONROEQ along with the =353=. No guarantees but I am hoping that HANGMAN,DOONDA or JUANT2 might have something better before I post mine.

08-12-2008, 10:17 AM



Pilots don't die, They fly away

08-12-2008, 09:01 PM
Godspeed and ~S~. Clear skies from now on!!!