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~Itazuke Tower~

Itazuke Tower
Itazuke Tower from the Base Operations Side

Click here for some period pictures of Itazuke Air Base and the tower.

AIR FORCE 801 (or) Itazuke Tower

((Some words of explaination; First the tune "Wabash Cannonball" is the basic "Tower" tune but not exactly. The one I have here plays five times. Next; There are some extra lyrics here, since I found a couple versions and decided to merge them instead of presenting each.)) John

Animated P-51
Listen to the rumble, and hear old Merlin roar
l'm flying over Moji, like I never flew before
Hear the mighty rush of the slipstream, and hear old Merlin moan ,
I'II wait a bit and say a prayer and hope it gets me home.

Itazuke tower, this is Air Force 801
l'm turning on the downwind leg, I see your biscuit gun
My engine's runnin' ragged, and the coolant's gonna blow
I'm gonna prang a Mustang, so look out down below.

Itazuke tower, this is Air Force 801
l'm turning on the downwind leg, my prop has overrun
My coolant's overheated, the gauge says 1-2-1
You'd better call the crash crew, and get them on the run.

Air Force 801, this is Itazuke tower
I cannot call the crash crew, this is their coffee hour
You're not cleared in the pattern, that is plain to see
So take it on around again, we have some VIP.

Itazuke tower this is Air Force 801,
I'm turnin on my final I'm runnin on one lung,
I've gotta land this Mustang no matter what you say,
I'm gonna get my charts squared up before that judgment day.

Now listen Air Force 801 this is Itazuke tower,
We'd like to let you in right now but we haven't got the power,
We'll send a note through channels and wait for the reply,
Until we get permission back just chase around the sky.

Itazuke tower this is Air Force 801,
I'm up in pilot's heaven and my flying days are done,
I'm sorry that I blew up I couldn't make the grade,
I guess I should have waited till the landing was OK.

Air Force 801, this is Judgment Day
You're in Pilot's Heaven, and you are here to stay
You just bought a Mustang, and you bought it well
The famous Air Force 801 was sent straight down to Hell.

Tune: Wabash Cannonball (Verse only)

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