A Proud B-24

January 9th, 2006  

Topic: A Proud B-24

DURING WORLD WAR II, the 13th Air Force B-24 bombers island-hopped from Guadalcanal to the Philippines. One afternoon, a mechanic in our group who had finished servicing a B-24 was sitting on the ground with his back against the tire of the plane. A passing jeep stopped in front of the bomber, and a one-star general inside called out, "What's wrong with this plane? Its nose sticks up too high!"

"There's nothing wrong with this bomber, sir," the mechanic answered. "She's just proud of her war record."

The jeep and the general drove off.

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Warren Thurber

Provided Courtesy of Reader's Digest.
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January 14th, 2006  
LOL. Nice.
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Team Infidel
that's pretty good