Happy Veterans’ Day – Godspeed the Navigator

Thank you all who have served. In this day and age with the way things are trending, it is no mean feat to not regret it keep your chin-up – so thank you.
Just learned that our friend the B-29 Navigator who flew many missions out of Saipan and Tinian has gone to join his lofty comrades. His 10-year remission cancer returned, but the down-time spent at last was short and final and free of pain.

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4 thoughts on “Happy Veterans’ Day – Godspeed the Navigator

  1. That poem has been read at every aviator’s funeral service I’ve ever attended, as it will some day be read at mine.



    “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.”

    Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr., RCAF (9 June 1922 – 11 December 1941)


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