View Full Version : The Helldiver Driver´s Song

06-09-2008, 11:24 AM
"Oh Mother,dear mother,take down that blue star.
"Replace it with one that is gold.
"Your son is a Helldiver driver;he´ll never be 30 years old.
"The pople who work for Curtiss are frequently seen good and drunk.
"One day with an awful hangover,they mustered and designed that old clunk.
"Now the wings are built with precision,the fuselage so strong it won´t fail.
"But who were the half-witted people who designed the cockpit and tail?
"The skipper hates Helldiver drivers and he doesn´t think much of that clunk.
"Each time we fly aboard his carrier,he prays his ship won´t be sunk.
"My body lies under the ocean;my body lies under the sea
"My body lies under the ocean wrapped up in a SB2C.

Anonymous author,taken from "Helldivers of WW2"

06-09-2008, 12:38 PM
B24/Privateer Song:

Too the tune of the Wabash Cannonball:

Listen to the jingle
hear the rumble and the roar.
As we roll down the runway
in our old B24.
Listen to the engine
as you hear the captain call,
"If we don't get the airspeed up
we won't get up at all!"

06-09-2008, 06:54 PM
"When a Beau Goes In" by Gavin Ewart


06-09-2008, 06:58 PM
"The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" by Randall Jarrell

From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from its dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.

06-09-2008, 09:16 PM
P-39 song

Please oh please dont give me a p-39
any other fighter plane will be just fine
the cobra will flip and spin and auger us in
so please dont give me a p-39

06-10-2008, 12:46 AM
Supermarine Spitfire:

We all live in a Yellow Supermarine, Yellow Supermarine, Yellow Supermarine
We all live in a Yellow Supermarine, Yellow Supermarine, Yellow Supermarine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

ok i made it up.

06-23-2008, 09:37 PM
Leit, that is fantastic and thanks very much for sharing it. I had never read it before. Excellent.