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Maj. George T. Weschler KE4MKT (SK)

Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by K4AMF, Sep 6, 2011.

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  1. K4AMF

    K4AMF Ham Member QRZ Page

    It is with regret that I post the news that at Maj. George T. Weschler, KE4MKT of Punta Gorda FL, has crossed the log, and is now SK. He recently celebrated his 70th wedding anniversary last Tuesday, and was 93 years old.

    Maj. Weschler had the distinction of being the first pilot to fly a B-29 Superfortress into combat operations. He was stationed in the Pacific theater of WWII with the 40th Bomb Group, 25th Sqdn. After returning home from the War, he worked until retirement ,for the FAA in Miami, FL. He was also an avid ham radio operator, making many contacts, and remarking many times, "how much fun and enjoyment, he had with the hobby".

    I humbly ask our community to pause, look skyward, and pray for him to have clear skies, and a gentle tail wind, for his last mission home,,,

    May God Bless our Greatest Generation

  2. KW0U

    KW0U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Very sorry to hear about his passing, but sounds like he had a long and good life. I know this will be hard on your grandmother too. Condolence to your family. There aren't many left of that amazing generation, and they will be missed by us all. Incidentally, the call is KE4MKJ, not "T".
  3. W2KG

    W2KG Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I wish your grandfather fair winds and following seas.
  4. K4XJ

    K4XJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I stand and salute you Maj. George T. Weschler...Great job you have done for this country. May you rest in peace!
  5. KB8ZUN

    KB8ZUN QRZ Lifetime Member #350 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    It is so sad to see the Greatest Generation slip past us!

    I raise my glass in honor of your grandfather.
  6. N7WR

    N7WR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Another hero of the greatest generation passes. Thank you sir for a job well done. God Bless
  7. K9ALT

    K9ALT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.
    Requiescat in Pace...
  8. N5PZJ

    N5PZJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Bless you and your family, may he ride a gentle wind in to the Lord's Keep.

    73 de Martin N5PZJ
  9. N1TKO

    N1TKO XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Richard.... you certainly nailed it saying "There aren't many left of this amazing generation"..... These were the men that made our country so great and are responsible for enabling folks to truly find "the American dream".... God Bless George and my sincere condolences to his family. They must all be so proud to have shared their lives with him.
  10. W6RAD

    W6RAD Ham Member QRZ Page

    We lose them too soon.

  11. N1DVJ

    N1DVJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    It would be really nice if when these post were made in a 'general' area, the poster would realize this is the main page of QRZ and is of world interest. With that in mind, people who read this probably would like to know WHY this is of importance around the world.

    If there's more data that can be posted, please do so.
  12. W6UDO

    W6UDO Ham Member QRZ Page

    My condolences as well to the family. A sad time. A truly great man from the Greatest Generation has passed. He certainly accomplished much with his time on earth. Very 73...our prayers go with you....Joe
  13. W4YBB

    W4YBB Ham Member QRZ Page


    Until my father passed away in 1985 I did not realize how quickly his generation was leaving us. The WORLD owes a debt of gratitude to the men and women who helped to bring WWII to a conclusion. Appropriately, within the Amateur Radio community we show our respect and gratitude by acknowledging their service as they leave us and, I hope, as we continue to meet them on the air.
  14. HP9SAM

    HP9SAM Ham Member QRZ Page

    My father too, was of that generation. He was a Command Sgt Maj when he retired. I feel your pain....... God Bess

  15. NL7W

    NL7W Ham Member QRZ Page

    May your Grandfather rest in peace.

    A last salute from one airman to another...

    Steve Gehring
    USAF Ret.

    High Flight

    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, - 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 halls of air...
    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
    Where never lark, or even eagle flew-
    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.

    John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
    No. 412 Squadron
    Royal Canadian Air Force
    Killed 11th December 1941
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