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The Mighty 8th

Note: Last Oct  while in  Charleston SC I had the great honor to spend a weekend with some real American hero's.
Gentleman from World war 2's 8th Air Force. All of these men are in their 90's. I was humbled
listening to them relate their story's of war and life after. to those brave men I dedicate this poem
      
              The Mighty 8th

Across the fog covered and wet English Isle
Stood war planes at the ready in rank and file

Brave men barely out of their youthful boyhood
Ready to man ready to fly and do what they could

Names like Witchcraft, Sally "B" and Liberty Belle
Whats Cookin Doc?, Down the Hatch and Rebel Gal

Waiting for orders of where to take the fight
Flying into peril by light of day or dark of night

The call could be France, Belgium or even Germany
Willing to take and deliver the bombs to the enemy

On they would fly to Munich and Regensburg
Over and over again to Bremen and Merseburg

With wings and prayers on to Bordeaux and Augsburg
Bombs would fall on Berlin and Hamburg

The hellfire from above no one was safe
From the fiery storm  brought the Mighty 8th


                                                 Edwin J. Smith
                                            The Old Cowboy Poet
                                                  Feb 17th 2014  



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