N4LLU - Founding Member

Larry Gallemore



Larry was a founding member and the longest active member of the Spring HIll Amateur Radio Club.


Larry Gallemore, N4LLU, was born and raised in Wellington, KS and attended radio school in Kansas City, MO. He was hired by TWA as a radio technician-repairman in about 1940. He was assigned to teach radio classes to pilot trainees at the KC TWA training facility because poor vision kept him out of the draft as WWII broke out.

When Pope Paul VI was flown back to Rome in 1965 by TWA after a US visit, Larry was chosen to be the radio man on the flight.

As a manager, he was instrumental in designing and implementing many of the radio systems in use today. He retired from TWA as Director of Communications after more than 40 years with the company. Larry represented the company at ITU meetings in Geneva and told me that the Chinese and Russians were very difficult to deal with, but more progress was made at the bar after regular sessions were completed for the day. He passed away quietly in his sleep on April 12th and this gentle man will be missed by many.

Pam and Dave Cox

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