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WWII In American Music: Salute To The Services
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Part 6: Salute To The Services
Patriotism abounds in this section as well. However, these songs also pay special tribute to one or more branches of the armed services and thus merit their own section. A more detailed examination of this topic is planned for the future. In the meantime, this archive is presented.
Ground Forces
"The Caissons Go Rolling Along" by Victor Military Band (1942)
sound "The Caissons Go Rolling Along" by Victor Military Band (1942)
"The Jeep's Jumpin'" (V-Disc) by Nat Jaffee (c. 1945)
sound "The Jeep's Jumpin'" (V-Disc) by Nat Jaffee (c. 1945)
     
 
Navy
"Here Comes The Navy" by Andrews Sisters (1942)
sound "Here Comes The Navy" by Andrews Sisters (1942)
"LST Party" (V-Disc) by Sam Donahue (c. 1944)
sound "LST Party" (V-Disc) by Sam Donahue (c. 1944)
"The Navy Hymn" by Danny O'Neil (c. 1945)
sound "The Navy Hymn" by Danny O'Neil (c. 1945)
"You'll Never Be Blue In a Blue Uniform" by "Texas" Jim Robertson (1945)
sound "You'll Never Be Blue In a Blue Uniform" by "Texas" Jim Robertson (1945)
 
 
Air
Sheet Music: "Keep 'Em Flying!" (1941)
Sheet Music: "Keep 'Em Flying!" (1941)
"Keep 'Em Flying" by Gene Krupa (1941)
sound "Keep 'Em Flying" by Gene Krupa (1941)
"Keep 'Em Flying" (instrumental) by Glenn Miller (1941)
sound "Keep 'Em Flying" (instrumental) by Glenn Miller (1941)
"The Air Corps of Uncle Sam" by Texas Rangers (1941)
sound "The Air Corps of Uncle Sam" by Texas Rangers (1941)
"B-19" by Harry James (1941)
sound "B-19" by Harry James (1941)
"B-19" (V-Disc) by Harry James (1944)
sound "B-19" (V-Disc) by Harry James (1944)
"B-19" by The Ink Spots (1941)
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"B-19" by The Ink Spots (1941)
"Comin' In on a Wing and a Prayer" by The Song Spinners (1942)
sound "Comin' In on a Wing and a Prayer" by The Song Spinners (1942)
"Comin' In on a Wing and a Prayer" by The Four Vagabonds (1943)
sound "Comin' In on a Wing and a Prayer" by The Four Vagabonds (1943)
"Comin' In on a Wing and a Prayer" by Golden Gate Quartet (1943)
sound "Comin' In on a Wing and a Prayer" by Golden Gate Quartet (1943)
Sheet Music: "Johnny Zero" (1943)
Sheet Music: "Johnny Zero" (1943)
"Johnny Zero" by The Song Spinners (1942)
sound "Johnny Zero" by The Song Spinners (1942)
"Johnny Zero" (V-Disc) by Marion Hutton (1943)
sound "Johnny Zero" (V-Disc) by Marion Hutton (1943)
"Sky Anchors" by Fred Waring (1942)
sound "Sky Anchors" by Fred Waring (1942)
"Guns In The Sky" (V-Disc) by Sgt. Johnny Desmond (c. 1943)
sound "Guns In The Sky" (V-Disc) by Sgt. Johnny Desmond (c. 1943)
Sheet Music: "The Helldiver March" (1944)
Sheet Music: "The Helldiver March" (1944)
       
 
Marines
"The Marines' Hymn" by Victor Military Band (1942)
sound "The Marines' Hymn" by Victor Military Band (1942)
"The Marines' Hymn" by Kate Smith (1942)
sound "The Marines' Hymn" by Kate Smith (1942)
Sheet Music: "Salt Water Cowboy (A United States Marine)" (1944)
Sheet Music: "Salt Water Cowboy (A United States Marine)" (1944)
   
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