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"To the Glider Pilots - conceived in error, suffering a long and painful period of gestation, and finally delivered at the wrong place at the wrong time."


-- Traditional toast raised by the 

Glider Pilots every year at the

annual reunion of the National 

World War Two Glider Pilots



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"Those 'Bamboo Bombers,' the gliders as seen by:"

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"Those 'Bamboo Bombers,' the gliders as seen by:"

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Glider Troops Recruiting Poster

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"Air Force" Magazine - March 1945

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Glider Infantry Song

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Request for volunteers

(Note:  In reality, when the call went out for 50 volunteers to fly the relief mission into Bastogne, over 100 Glider Pilots volunteered.)

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From the Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum, Columbus, Indiana.  "The ubiquitous Kilroy, his long pathetic nose hanging over the wall with the two peering eyes above it, always the spectator, never inside.  'Kilroy was here.'  It was marked on the standing walls of ruined buildings, on latrine walls and other places from Seattle to Miami and from Italy to Australia.  No one ever knew who started it.  Everybody understood it.  If something bad had happened, Kilroy was responsible.  If something good had happened, Kilroy had been outside looking in."  - James Jones


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