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Airman's Hymn written by pilot in WWII (died in training crash)


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Found this cool Airman's Hymn, while reading about a crash where two B-24s collided during formation flying practice.

 

An Airman's Hymn By Llewllyn Berry

When the last long flight is over
And the happy landings past
And my altimeter tells me
That the crackup's come at last.

I'll point her nose for the ceiling
And I'll give my crate the gun
I'll open her up and let her zoom
For the airport of the sun.

Then the great God of flying men
Will look at me sort o'slow
As I stow my plane in the hangar
On the field where flyers go.

Then I'll look upon his face
The Almighty Flying Boss
Whose wingspread fills the horizon
From Orion to the Cross.

Found among the personal papers of 2nd FLt. Clair A. Clark Co pilot of Lt., Jenkins plane. He was killed in the crash.

 

(http://www.santafetrailscenicandhistoricbyway.org/b24.html)

 

 

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Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

 

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