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Ground Pounders
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Bomb Loaders Engine Work
"Bomb Loaders"
"Engine Work"

A tribute to the "GROUND POUNDERS" who made it possible.

OUR GROUND CREW

Here's to the men with greasy hands -
Who fuel our planes when we come in to land

Who fix the flak damage and stop the leaks
Who change the tires and stop the squeaks

Tend to the controls to make them fly straight
Wait for the planes when the pilots are late

Who smooth the scratches and rivet the panels
Check, "Loud and Clear" on the radio channels

Who read the writeups and make the repairs
Check the lines for chaffing and tears

Who pull the chocks and check the wings
And do a million other things

That make an aircraft safe and ready to fly.
So - Here's a salute to those hard working guys,

From a group of fliers who too seldom ponder
About the men who keep us up in the wild blue yonder.

(Submitted by Tom Shortell from original source Royal Canadian Air Force Magazine via several other military newsletters.)

Arthur Starling
"Arthur Starling"
Michael Pasciola
"Michael Pasciola"
Donald Boerder
"Donald Boerder"
Robert Eagen
"Bob Eagan"
Billy Barefield
"Billy Barefield"
Paul Keebler
"Paul Keebler"

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