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Cajun76
08-11-2008, 05:29 PM
I have been on a 3 week trip, and got part of this in my inbox from =353=Overboost. I did a search, I hope this isn't a repost.

LtCol Wiliams flew P-47s and P-51s over Europe during WWII. 63 missions and one confirmed Me-109 kill.




LtCol Monroe Q Williams USAF (Ret) who you all knew has passed away today
Aug 10th 2008. He was 87 Yrs old and a great friend to us all. We are
going to miss Monroe but we are grateful our paths crossed.

I've had the honor of flying with Mr. Williams on several occasions, an experience that I will never forget. Although our wings were digital, the authentic way he seemed to handle his ride was unmistakable when he pressed an attack. Straight out of the film clips.

I =Salute= him and my condolences to his family and friends.

A glimpse of him in a thread by Bearcat:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/876...761075785#8761075785 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/8761075785?r=8761075785#8761075785)

I'm sure there's some stuff at the =353= site too.

http://www.353rdfightergroup.com/StumbleInn/index.php

Biography:

http://353rdfightergroup.com/Historic/MonroeQWilliams.htm

Jaws2002
08-11-2008, 06:44 PM
No!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


R.I.P. Old Friend! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I'm greatful I had the honor to fly with him in quite a few ocasions.

A big =SALUTE= to our own true legend.

Bearcat99
08-11-2008, 07:45 PM
<span class="ev_code_RED">~!</span> <span class="ev_code_WHITE">S</span> <span class="ev_code_BLUE">!~</span>

Rest in Peace Monroe.. I had the pleasure of flyng with hi a few times on HL myself, and I chatted with him a bit via PMs as well.. Seemed like a very stand up man... and one of the few actual WWII veterans who enjoyed this sim.

steiner562
08-11-2008, 07:53 PM
As posted over on another thread on the great man http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1701033976

R.I.P. condolences to family and friends^

Enforcer572005
08-11-2008, 09:17 PM
Salute to another guy who was there when we needed him.......just "doing our job".

Was surely alot more than that.

Another source of info and wisdom gone. His contribution to this hobby were vast no doubt.

Goodwood_Alpha
08-12-2008, 06:03 AM
*plays Taps*

Knew Monroe quite a bit too from Hyperlobby. He'll be missed.

general_kalle
08-12-2008, 07:27 AM
as ive said earlyier im impressed about the honer WW2 heroes recieve from this forum.
its good.

i didnt have the plesure of meeting him myself.

Rest in peace unknown pilots. S~

T_O_A_D
08-12-2008, 08:29 AM
I posted in other thread, but htis one makes me think.

Had any of us been smart enough to record some tracks of him flying, or record Teamspeak, as he told his stories?

If so I'm sure plenty of us would like to have a peek and listen in a bit.

I know I never had the smarts to do it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Again R.I.P S!