you heard of these B-29's
World War II fame?
was the "Enola Gay"
set Hiroshima aflame.
Paul Tibbets of Memphis TN,
this plane from Tinian,
drop the very first
bomb on the Isle of Japan!
31, 600 feet at 8:15 a.m.
seven seconds past,
loosed the dreaded load
that was her last!
down, the "Thin Man" fell,
and when the Uranium split
was a flash from hell,
a tremendous scorching from the pit!
date, August 6, of 1945
seconds thousands lost their lives!
is this thing we've loosed
kill husbands and their wives?
you heard of the B-29
the name of "Bock's Car"?
came to fame on August nine
Nagasaki felt its jar!
"Bock's Car" dropped the bomb
we called the "Fat Man".
was plutonium, not uranium,
scorched the city's land!
these famous planes and their crews,
from the 509th Bomb Group,
the 313th Wing, twentieth Air Force,
their pilots could make them do a loop!
Wendover Field they came
Tinian's Island site,
to end World War II
to close the shade of night!
August 15th ,date of forty-five,
agreed to end the fight that day;
on the Battleship Missouri , Sept. 2nd
signed the papers in Tokyo Bay!
loved the 509th of World War II fame,
stood in the bomb bay
that great and noble ship,
one we call the Enola Gay!
were other super bomber B-29's,
made a difference in their day;
names are now forgotten by all,
the War has gone away!
some lie at the bottom of the sea,
on some high mountain side,
props all bent and mangled,
where they lie, they lie in pride!
War is passed, some men returned
homes and loved ones from whence they came,
to all who saw men bleed and die
witnessed airmen fall from the sky,
shall remain the same,
memories are not a winning game!
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