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Song Parodies -> "Star of Africa""

Original Song Title:

"Star-handled Stranger"

Original Performer:

Timestalker Soundtrack

Parody Song Title:

"Star of Africa""

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

On September 1, 1942, then 22 yr-old 1st Lt. Hans Joachim Marseille went out on three missions from 0750-1753 in his Me Bf 109F-2 and shot-down 17 British and American fighters by himself! This is one of the greatest fighter pilot achievements of all-time only bested by Maj. Emil Lang who shot-down 18 Soviet aircraft in one day on that front. At that time Marseille could take out an aircraft with just 15 rds!!! The intervals of kills for that day: 0820-0839 (4 kills), 1055-1105 (8 kills), and 1745-1753 (5 kills)= 17 kills. All kills were around Imayid. Sadly, he was killed on September 30, 1942 when his ride "Yellow 14" belched fire and smoke into his cockpit from an under-tested engine. He slid the canopy open, inverted the plane, and fell out... but the slipstream crashed his body into the tail and he fell unconscious, never able to open his chute, to his death. A horror to escort 109 pilots. In his year of glory he had flown 388 missions and had a final total of 158 aircraft kills. 27th German Ace but Number 1 against the RAF. He was known as the "Star of Africa". RIP
It was in ‘42
That Marseille did prove
That the famed “Star of Africa”
In his Messer could shoot

When those gun-bearin’ fighters
Put HIM to the test
Up rose that fast striker
That showed them who was best

He flew out of nowhere
And in a flash he was gone
Left the British cascading
Downed everyone

They’d come out in numbers
Like bees from a hive
But the famed “Star of Africa”
Claimed 17 lives

His legend survives…

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Old Man Ribber - January 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Rob - It's surprising to me that, while we know so much about German WW1 fighter aces (the von Richthofen Brothers, Boelcke, even Goering), we know next to nothing about WW2 German fighter pilots. Erich Hartmann comes to mind of course as well as my favorite fighter commander Adolf Galland (105 kills?). Anyway, in place of the Blue Max here's three fives with oak leaves, swords, and diamonds. ;D
Rob Arndt - January 14, 2013 - Report this comment
How dare you leave out Udet in WW1... but I forgive you! Galland had 104 victories, 7 in the Me-262 with JV-44 (previously with JG-26, and 27). Btw, those of us that love aviation of course know the German day and nightfighter aces as well as the few jet aces! And Rudel is superior to them all with his accomplishments in a Stuka! Hanna Reitsch rules are test pilot supreme.
Wendy Christopher - January 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I learn so much from your parodies, Rob - another 555-er :^)

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