The Blonde Pilot

Image used under a Collective Commons License from: https://www.pexels.com/photo/aircraft-carrier-military-navy-ocean-315947/The story goes that a young blonde man volunteered for military service during World War II. Despite being blonde, he had such a high aptitude for aviation that he was sent right to Pensacola air force base, skipping boot camp.

The very first day at Pensacola, he pilots a plane solo and is the best flier on the base.

All they could do was give him his gold wings and assign him immediately to an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

On his first day aboard the carrier, he took off and single-handedly shot down 6 Japanese Zeroes.

Then climbing up to 20,000 ft. he found 9 more Japanese planes and shot them all down as well.

Noting that his fuel was getting low, he descended, circled the carrier and came in for a perfect landing on the deck.

He threw back the canopy, climbed out and jogged over to the captain.

Saluting smartly he said, “Well sir, how did I do on my very first day?”

The captain replied, “Ah So, velly sorry, you make one velly impoltant mistake!”


Image used under a Collective Commons License from: https://www.pexels.com/photo/aircraft-carrier-military-navy-ocean-315947/

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