Rhymes without reason

Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

How green is your green?
that hedge being preen
ocean water so serene
how blue is your blue?
I will give you a clue
that bird just flew
look at the colour
its all a blur
insinuating a slur
how pink is your white?
arctic on a summer night
seagull on a flight
of fanciful dream
how yellow is your cream?
naked glare of a beam
nothing what it seems
how black is your black?
starry night in a lake
sanity been forsake
touching you as I lean
how green is your green?
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Intermission (3) – Current News on The Hump

Pacific Paratrooper

At 7:40 a.m. Jan. 25, 1944, five B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from the 308th Bombardment Group, 425th Squadron, took off from their base at Kunming, China, on a routine supply run to India. Their route took them over the Hump, a treacherous eastern stretch of tall peaks in the Himalayan mountains.

At 10:45 a.m., flying at 15,000 feet, the formation “was forced to break up due to extreme instrument weather conditions,” according to World War II documents on the mission. Clouds obscured the mountains’ tree lines; visibility was less than a mile. Each aircraft was on its own, trying to land safely in valleys or at the nearest airstrip.

All five bombers crashed.


Crews parachuted out of two aircraft and survived; a third bomber crashed, with two survivors. The fourth and fifth B-24s — Hot as Hell and Haley’s Comet — disappeared. Their crews were presumed dead.

After many years…

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