The Obituaries Channel at iModeler

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R.I.P. Bernie

This is probably the wrong way to do this, so please forgive me. My good friend Bernie Hackett - who I "met" here on iModeler, passed away this past Monday, May 14. Bernie was a long-time iModeler guy who was full of fun, good humour, and a LO[...]

R.I.P. John Young

Gemini III, Gemini X, Apollo X, Apollo XVI, STS1 & STS9. He was on the first manned Gemini mission, walked on the moon and the commander on the first Space Shuttle mission. In his more mortal duties he flew planes like the Cougar, the Super [...]

Tom Hudner died today

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/obituaries/thomas-j-hudner-dead-korean-war-medal-of-honor-winner.html In 1969, then-Captain Hudner was ordered by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, to go to bases where race riots had occurred, t[...]

RIP John Alcorn

Noted scratchbuilt modeler John Alcorn died this past Sunday of complications of Alzheimers and congestive heart failure. I first met John 45 years ago, when he walked into a meeting of Golden Gate IPMS in Berkeley, California, at the behest of[...]

Last of the Dam-Busters

A quick dedication to the last surviving Dambusters pilot, Sqn.Ldr. Les Munro, who has died at the age of 96. The legendary ‘Dambusters Operation’ of RAF 617 Squadron flew from RAF Scampton, near Lincoln, in 1943 and successfully used “bouncing[...]

RIP: Bob Hoover

Bob Hoover died last night, age 94. One of the best pilots ever, he flew "chase" for Chuck Yeager on 14 October 1947. Two years earlier, he'd escaped from POW camp and got out of Germany by stealing an Fw-190 and flying it to Holland, where he[...]

RIP Ed Maloney, 1928-2016

My friend Ed Maloney died yesterday afternoon of complications from heart problems. Very few people can say that they changed things single-handedly, but Ed Maloney did. As everyone at every air museum around the world I have ever spoken to ha[...]

RIP Robert F. Dorr 1939-2016

Damn! What a month this is! ROBERT F. DORR: SEPTEMBER 11, 1939 - JUNE 13, 2016 There is no writer who ever lived who did not become a writer except through the assistance of those who came before. When I consider my own career, the names [...]

RIP Capt. Dan Bowling (1922-2016)

I was expecting this. On Friday, May 27, my friend Dan Bowling came down with pneumonia and was admitted to the ER. On June 3, he was transferred to a hospice. He passed away this morning (Thursday) at 10 am. As much as I miss him, this time[...]

RIP Spiros “Steve” Pisanos (1920-2016)

Boy, the hits just keep on coming. I just learned that my friend of 30 years, Colonel Spiros "Steve" Pisanos, died yesterday. It's a surprise but not really, since he was 96. I remember when I saw him last year, he looked so good I joked with h[...]
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