Born To Fly
Papa was a fighter pilot in the second World War;
A Flying Tiger Ace in the Army Air Corp.
Papa found himself in China,
Ten thousand miles away.
Out-witting Japanese Zeros,
Just to fight another day.
  A son of Oklahoma, a sturdy sort of lot.
  Our country needed good men;
  Men like papa's what they got.
  Willing to do his duty, not afraid to die.
  Grew up with a rifle, but he was born to fly.
When the war was over,
The victory song was sung.
Papa was a hero,
'Tho his life had just begun.