THE P-38 LIGHTNING WAS THE FIRST PURSUIT PLANE TO REACH THE FIFTH AIR FORCE THAT HAD THE RANGE TO ESCORT THE B-24'S AND B-25'S TO FAR DISTANT TARGETS
LIGHTNINGS IN THE SKY
Oh, Hedy Lamarr is a beautiful gal,
andMadeline Carroll is too;
But you will find, if you query, a different theory
Amongst any bomber crew;
For the lovelist thing of which one could sing
(This side of the heavenly gates)
Is no blonde or brunette of the Hollywood set,
But an escort of P-38's
Wordswoth, Shelley and Keats ran a dozen dead heats
Describing the view from the hills,
Of the valleys in May when the winds gently sway,
An army of high daffodils.
Take the daffodils, Wordsworth, the wild flowers
Shelley, and you the Myrtle, friend Keats.
Just give me those cuties, American Beauties-
An escort of P-38's.