Bill Wood sent in this cartoon.

Ladies n Lasses


Found in the "Between Ourselves" issue dated July 1943.
The Co-Pilot by Ken Murray CCA


I am the co-pilot; I sit on the right,
It's up to me to be quick and bright.
I never talk back, for l have regrets,
But I have to remember what the Captain forgets.

I make out the flight plan and study the weather,
Pull up the gear and stand by to feather;
Check the tanks and do the reporting,
And fly the old crate while the captain is courting.

I take the readings, adjust the power,
Put on the heaters when in a shower;
Tell him where we are on the darkest night,
And do all the bookwork without any light.

I call for my Captain and buy him cokes,
I always laugh at his corny jokes;
And once in a while when his landings are rusty,
I always come through with: "By gosh, it's gusty."

All in all, I'm a general stooge
As I sit on the right of the man I call "Scrooge."
I guess you think that is past understanding,
But maybe someday he will give me a landing.

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