Photo courtesy of Richard: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rich701/
Bell YFM-1 Airacuda on view near Aviation Building.
Photo above by Winnie Ervin from the collection of
Dr. William R. Hanson. YFM-1 38-488 was displayed at the 1939/1940 World's Fair in New York, finished in the markings of the 27th Pursuit Squadron.
Photograph by Frank Navara
United States Aviation Exhibit 1939 New York World's Fair employee's badge; gold wire wings on black felt; silver wire 1939 World's Fair logo in center of badge; gold wire letter text "U.S. AVIATION EXHIBIT".
Model of the Aviation Building, ca. 1938
Gelatin silver print
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em, boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing will stop the Army Air Corps!
Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder;
How they lived God only knew! (God only knew then!)
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us wings, ever to soar!
With scouts before And bombers galore. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the Army Air Corps!
Here's a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend, we send a message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the Army Air Corps!