Songs, Poems, Cartoons, and Quotes.
(from the war!)
Oh, a little bit of Heaven
fell from out of the sky one day;
It landed in the ocean,
oh so very far away.
And when the Air Force saw it,
it looked so effing bare,
"That's what we're looking for,
we'll put the squadron there."
"When I watched these planes
roaring down the Iwo runways,
their blue exhausts illuminating
the wings and fuselage,
the old days at Lae flashed back
into my mind.
I finally began to understand what
the crews of the Mitchells and
Marauders which pounded Lae,
Day and night, without fighter
hurling their defiance in the
teeth of dozens of Zero fighter planes."
(Saburo Sakai, on watching
unescorted Japanese bombers taking off to attack Allied ships
in a last ditch effort to reverse
the course of the war.)