Songs inspired by the early age of flight.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- AirSpaceMag.com, February 19, 2009
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
If you’re able to disregard the fact that the airplane pictured on the cover doesn’t resemble any known World War II-era bomber (maybe, just maybe it’s a T-6 Texan), and that the song title, to be grammatically correct, should be “My Bomber and Me,” you’re left with a catchy tune “dedicated to the bomber pilots of the U.S. Navy”:
We’re out at sea on a carrier waiting for orders to fly.
So clear the decks, for we’ve got to scram
We’re off to do a job for Uncle Sam.
So “contact” up in the air we go
Over the land over the sea after the foe.
“Contact” up in the air we fly
Higher and higher my bomber and I.