Dennis & Patty Thibodeau
Bill you will be missed more than words could ever say. Always there to help support our R/C Racing and just a total GREAT FRIEND to all. I too am a former B52 Mechanic Crew Chief and now you have taken the B52 on its final journey west!
As a tribute to you Bill and for your service to out GREAT country I thank you and here is a tribute to you and all the Aircraft maintainers
THE CREW CHIEF
The pilot was everyone's hero.
He was brave, he was bold, and he was grand
as he stood by his battered airplane
with goggles and helmet in hand.
But for each of these flying heroes,
there were thousands little renowned,
And these the men who worked on the planes
but kept their feet on the ground.
We all know the name of Lindbergh
and we've read of his flight of fame.
But think, if you can of his maintenance man?
Can you remember his name?
And think of the wartime heroes
and the acclaim they all got
Can you tell me the names of their Crew Chiefs?
A thousand to one you cannot!
Now pilots are highly trained people
and wings are not easily won
But without the work of the maintenance man
Our pilots would march with a gun.
So when you see a powerful airplane
as it makes its way through the air
Remember the grease stained man
with a wrench in his hand,
For HE is the one who put it there!
Bill you will forever be in out hearts !
Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 12:53 pm