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Thread #3154 Message #1935235
Posted By: GUEST,Bubblyrat
13-Jan-07 - 09:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: WWII and Patriotic Songs
Subject: RE: Song Lyrics - WWII and Patriotic Songs
It was interesting to read about the B 17 pilot"s heroism. I wonder how many people out there know that the British Royal Air Force used the B 17 as well ?? They had two squadrons of mixed B 17 F & G types,---my father was a wireless (radio !) operator/ air gunner in a squadron of "Flying Fortresses,"based in East Anglia at RAF OULTON.He always flew with the same guys --Squadron Leader Van Den Bok, and two Canadians,Smitty & Ed Schaefer.Apparently,they all knew lots of WW 2 songs, mainly about womens bodies , & assorted unnatural sexual practises !! That"s Fliers for you !!