Author Topic: Lt John Carver 2/11/1987  (Read 11897 times)

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Re: Lt John Carver 2/11/1987
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 13 February 14 01:08 GMT (UK) »
Hello MAC58,

I am Bill Stephens, brother of Michael, one of John's best friends.  I am sorry to let you know that we lost Michael to brain cancer last April, altho' you may be aware from (*) (his wife). If you're aware, OK.  If need/want more details drop me a line.  This was all prompted by (*)giving me Michael's "stuff" that she had no interest in, and me finding a few pics of John & Mike. Hope all is well with you.  Bill



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Re: Lt John Carver 2/11/1987
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 13 February 14 18:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi Meg,

Thanks for responding!  This is a neat web site, but they sure make it difficult to correspond - no personal e-mail addresses allowed. . .

Anyway, I'm not sure exactly how or when Mike and John connected. Mike was a sailplane pilot primarily out of West Bend for many years.  I remember meeting John and it may have been there. I flew "real" airplanes out of there as well.

I know Mike went on a "guest" carrier cruise with John, I think out of CA to Hawaii; can't remember what year that might have been, but it was before John went to the UK.

Mike would have been married to Rachael when they met I think. He subsequently married (*), but don't know that they ever met up with John and his wife (name?).

No kids from either marriage.

Mike was involved in the hobby industry in a number of different positions through the years, as was our Dad.  He was working for one of the largest manufacturers/distributors in Milwaukee when he died.

I will pass on your thoughts and good wishes to (*), and ask her what here remembrances might be.

You're right, I hadn't really connected on the fact that John's passing was so many years ago!

How long have you been in CO?  Status of your parents?

Also glad I found you! Let me know what other info might help with the connection.

More soon,

Bill

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Re: Lt John Carver 2/11/1987
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 15 February 14 09:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bill,

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Re: Lt John Carver 2/11/1987
« Reply #30 on: Monday 17 November 14 10:48 GMT (UK) »
Hello all!
I met John in 1978 in France, during the World Gliding Championships held in Châteauroux.
I'm a flyer too and I really got the chance to fly with him.
Our last phone call was probably just a day before he went to UK for his last training mission. His wife told me he was asleep but he eventually woke up and wished to talk to me.
He said he would go back to US and I wasn't surprised when I got no news for a while...
I then wrote to his parents (they always knew where he and his wife moved) and his Mum sent me a sad letter and an excerpt of the 'Military Aircraft Accident Summary'.
Chris R D has got the good information regarding the arrangements of the funerals.
John was from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
There is also a place in Germany: Monument to Fallen Flyers, Wasserkuppe

I have some photographs of him but I don't know if I'll be allowed to share.
If I can help, just let me know!

Jean-Marc

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Re: Lt John Carver 2/11/1987
« Reply #31 on: Monday 17 November 14 14:58 GMT (UK) »
Welcome, Jean-Marc.  You can post pictures here as long as the people in them are no longer living.  If you would prefer to send them privately, you can use our Personal Messaging system if you post here two more times.

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Re: Lt John Carver 2/11/1987
« Reply #32 on: Monday 17 November 14 17:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jean-Marc,
I am John's sister. So nice to hear from you. John started his love of flying with sailplanes, went on to fly many different aircraft and yet, gliding always remained his favorite. I'm so glad you got to share that with him.

My family and I would love to see any photos you have.
Thanks-
Meg Carver

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Re: Lt John Carver 2/11/1987
« Reply #33 on: Monday 17 November 14 20:49 GMT (UK) »
To shellyesq: Thank you for the advice.
To Meg: I will post the few photos I have. Be patient!
I'm so glad we still remember my friend. I have so many things to tell you.
Love from Jean-Marc

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Re: Lt John Carver 2/11/1987
« Reply #34 on: Monday 24 November 14 10:35 GMT (UK) »
Hello Meg!

Here is an official U.S. NAVY Photograph taken at N.A.S. CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
John being the "Student of the Month" in March 1980.

Also find a copy of the U.S.S. KITTY HAWK CV-63 postcard, where John was proud to say he was the only "glider pilot" among the 16 pilots of his squadron: the VA-147.

Then, you certainly know the other I was given by your Mum in 1990, the sad one!

I've got a few more I'll send you privately when I've posted enough!!!

Take care,

Jean-Marc

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Re: Lt John Carver 2/11/1987
« Reply #35 on: Monday 24 November 14 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Sorry Meg,
the file was too big!
I have to work on it ASAP!