17 October 1943

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German submarines U-540 and U-631 sunk with all hands off Cape Farewell

German submarines U-841 sunk off Cape Farewell

White Rose History: January 1933 – October 1943

/Stamp: Stadelheim Prison, Munich/

Munich, June 17, 1943
Telephone: [blank], Extension: [blank]

Prison Record No. H46/43
(Please cite in all correspondence.)

/Stamp: Attorney General’s Office of the People’s Court, received June 21, 1943/

Your file no. 6 J 24/43g

To the Chief Prosecutor of the People’s Court in Berlin
Sentence Execution Division

Advice Regarding Departure of a Prisoner or Person in Custody
(Nrn. 207, Abs. 1, 208 Abs. 3 VollzO)

Family name: Schertling (for women, maiden name as well)
First name: Gisela
Last occupation: [University] student of phil.
Date of birth: February 9, 1922
Place of birth: Pößneck / Thüringen
Citizenship: German Reich
Race or nationality: [blank]
Marital status: Single
Number of children: —
Last residence before intake for serving sentence: Munich, Lindwurm Str. 13

[The above-named] was transferred to the Women’s Prison in Rothenfeld in the above matter on June 17, 1943 at [blank] o’clock. Reference: [blank].

Reason for departure: Transfer to prison to serve out sentence.

Name: /Signed: [Illegible]/
Office: Administrative Employee

[Form No.] VollzO. A 27 Advice Regarding Departure.
Druckerei Zuchthaus Stein (Danube)—Q |0949.


by Lawrence Hickey, signed by the author, 416 pages, over 550 photos, 16 page color section

Ken's Men Against the Empire: The B-17 Era tells an amazing and important story of the early air war in the Pacific, created from all available surviving unit records integrated with the stories, records and accounts of hundreds of veterans who served with the nascent unit.

Activated less than a year before Pearl Harbor the 43rd was created in the rush to quickly build up American air power as the country&rsquos involvement in another global war loomed. It soon moved to Bangor, Maine where it grew into a full-sized bomb group. Only a single prototype of America's mightiest heavy bomber at that time, the B-17, nicknamed the Flying Fortress, was available to the unit at Bangor and that aircraft was soon destroyed in a crash. In February 1942, only weeks after the beginning of the war with Japan, the 43rd's ground echelon prematurely deployed overseas aboard the greatest ocean liner of the time, the Queen Mary, in an epic, unescorted voyage across the Atlantic and Indian Oceans that skirted Africa and the southern perimeter of Asia to Australia.
43rd Bomb Group B-17 on beach with natives
However, it was not until mid-year that the air echelon began deploying to the Southwest Pacific Theater as B-17s became available and crews trained on the aircraft could be assigned. Initially flying missions out of Australia in B-17Es and Fs, the air echelon of the 43rd trained with and eventually absorbed the battered remnants of the 19th Bomb Group, which had been worn out as a combat unit during the early fighting in the Philippines at the end of 1941 and during the first ten months of 1942 over the Netherlands East Indies and Rabaul. When the tired veterans from the 19th returned to the States in late-1942 to recuperate and rebuild the unit, many of its remaining planes and less-experienced personnel were turned over to the 43rd to continue the fight. A cadre of experienced 19th Bomb Group pilots remained behind to help fill out the leadership positions within the unit.

The 43rd began full-scale operations under its own headquarters in mid-November 1942 from bases in northern Australia and later, Port Moresby, New Guinea, conducting missions in the northern Solomons, Papua New Guinea and against Japanese island bases on New Britain and New Ireland, winning a Distinguished Unit Citation for its participation in the Papuan Campaign. For the next year, the 43rd was one of the two heavy bombardment groups in MacArthur's Fifth Air Force, that carried the war to the Japanese at Salamaua, Lae, Wewak and Rabaul.

During this period, on a special mapping mission in the Solomons on June 16, 1943, the crew of a B-17 piloted by Capt. Jay Zeamer won two Medals of Honor, and the rest Distinguished Service Crosses, becoming the most decorated aircraft flight crew in US history. After participating in the watershed Battle of the Bismarck Sea, for which the unit was also awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation, the Group began gradually re-equipping with the B-24 Liberator after the decision was made to discontinue support for two heavy bomber types in the theater, thereafter diverting all B-17 aircraft resources to Europe.

These Photos Captured What Happened When the United States Started to Ration Shoes During WWII

In February 7, 1943, the New York Times devoted four columns to an official U.S. government statement on footwear. Effective February 9, the statement explained, Americans would need a special coupon to buy a pair of shoes. Everyone would receive three of these coupons per year. Shoe rationing had arrived.

Food Items during WWII, USA, Alfred T. Palmer for Office of War Information, March 1943 (Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Rationing was a fact of life during World War II. The military effort churned through huge amounts of meat, dairy, sugar, tires, gasoline, nylon, and other staples. To guarantee consumers access to essential products at reasonable prices, the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA) distributed coupon books that set careful limits on everyone’s consumption. No coupon, no sugar — or shoes.

In an effort to ration sugar, coupons from the War Ration Books assured a just distribution of the nation's sugar supply to all. (Anthony Potter Collection/Getty Images)

Shoes were rationed because leather and rubber were in short supply. (Rubber especially, as Japan controlled Southeast Asia, where the bulk of the world’s rubber was produced.) Hoping to avoid serious shortages, the OPA set a cap on shoe purchases, and issued new rules about the kinds of shoes that manufacturers could make. Only four colors were permitted — “black, white, town brown, and army russet” — and two-toned shoes were prohibited. Further disappointing the nation’s snazzy dressers, the OPA banned boots taller than 10 inches, heels taller than two-and-five-eighths-inches, and “fancy tongues, non-functional trimmings, extra stitching, leather bows, etc.” The resort set felt the pinch, too: men's sandals and golf spikes were deemed inessential, and discontinued.

There were some exceptions. If you lost your shoes in a flood or fire, or if they were stolen, you could, mercifully, apply for a special certificate to buy a new pair. Mail carriers, police officers, and others whose work was hard on their feet were also exempt. Allowances were made for orthopedic and maternity shoes and a few other cases. Otherwise, the three-pair limit stood firm, but the OPA figured it was better than the alternative: compelling manufacturers “to produce shoes that would be so unattractive that people would not buy them unless absolutely needed.”

These young ladies are trying on some white models at a store on Delancey St., on lower East Side, New York, 1943. (Weegee (Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images)

The program did not go uncriticized. A New York Times editorial claimed that, rather than waste their coupons, consumers were buying shoes they didn’t need. Rationing had given rise to “the greatest shoe-buying orgy in the history of the nation,” the Times huffed.

A number of people crowd into a shoe store on the last day for War Ration shoe coupon 17. Washington, DC, June 1943. (Historical/Corbis via Getty Images)

Photographic evidence suggests that the Times's concerns may have been overblown: in pictures like the one above, taken at a Washington, D.C., shoe store as the first coupon-expiration date approached in June 1943, business looks brisk, but the shoppers manage to keep their clothes on.

In time, people found creative ways — not always legal — to circumvent the ration book. For a price, less-scrupulous store owners might look the other way if a customer didn’t have a coupon, and enterprising brokers bought and sold coupons on the black market.

Business doubled recently at a store on 92 Third Avenue that sells factory rejects and second hand shoes not affected by rationing. (Weegee (Arthur Fellig)/International Center of Photography/Getty Images)

Second-hand shoe stores got a nice bump, and inventive manufacturers introduced shoes made from materials that weren’t rationed: mostly plastics, but also "pressed carpet, felt, old brake lining material and even reclaimed fire hose.” (Below, women model shoes made from non-rationed materials.)

Three Models Showcasing Shoes made from Material that is not being Rationed during WWII, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1944. (Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

All told, shoe rationing lasted more than three years. When it concluded in late October 1945, more than a month after the war ended, OPA chief Chester Bowles called it "one of our most successful programs.” “By giving everyone a little less,” Bowles said, distilling the sense of shared sacrifice that defined the effort, the OPA ensured that there was enough "to go around."

See more photo essays like this at FOTO, a visually immersive experience from Getty Images.

World War Photos

B-17F-40-DL Flying Fortress 42-3274 of the 91st BG, 323rd BS October 1943

Bomber was shot down by Luftwaffe fighter Bf110 over Hillscheid, Germany on 4th October 1943. Crew: 1 KIA, 9 POW. MACR 881
Combat Wing Assignment: 1st CBW
Base: Bassingbourn, England
Group tail code: A (triangle symbol)
91st BG squadrons identification codes:
LG – 322nd Bomb Squadron
OR – 323rd Bomb Squadron
DF – 324th Bomb Squadron
LL – 401st Bomb Squadron

Site statistics:
Photos of World War II: over 26800
aircraft: 63 models
tanks: 59 models
vehicles: 59 models
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units: 2
ships: 47
WW2 battlefields - 12
weapon models: -
equipment: -
people: -
books in reference section: over 500

U.S. B-17 on a bombing run over a German factory, October 9th, 1943 [2,716 x 2,187]

Those look like patch jobs, perhaps it has been shot up before?

It was the British that had to endure a lot of the hardships of WW2.. Americans got pulled in late in the game..thanks to Japan.

Check out the Soviet casualty figures, both military and civilian, compared to the British and Americans to see who "endured a lot of hardships of WW2".

Don't make me laugh boy . It was the soviets that suffered the most .

I'll just sweep this concept called area bombardment under the rug and lets go on in anger at the British. I like that.

One of the reasons why Germans like Americans is that they pinpointed their bombing targets during daylight with minimal civilian casualties. The British on the other hand carpet bombed cities at night to murder as many German civilians as possible.

Most of the reports I've run across suggested that "precision" bombing was anything but precise. Yes, they could hit what they were aiming at, but often times what they were aiming at was not the target.

Ignoring the fact that Germany did the same to Britain first.

Sort of like how Americans indiscriminately firebombed dozens of Japanese cities targeting civilians? Funny how "precision" bombing went out the window when revenge was a factor, I guess America took a lesson from the Brits in that regard after all huh?

Dr. Andrew Lewis: September 1943 to October 2017

Dr. Andrew Lewis, a long-time member of the Missouri State History Department, died on October 24th. Dr. Lewis specialized in medieval France and taught medieval, Roman, European and world history for over thirty years. At the time of his death, Dr. Lewis was Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Andrew Lewis (1943-2017)

Dr. Lewis’s colleagues recognized him as a meticulous and path-breaking scholar. His quintessential work, Royal Succession in Capetian France: Studies on Familial Order and the State (Harvard University Press, 1981), reshaped our current understanding of the Capetian monarchy by demonstrating that the Capetian royal family must be studied as a powerful noble family. Previous studies had treated Capetian history as purely political history, with an eye toward the growth of French royal power and creation of a centralized territorial state. By reinterpreting Capetian policies within the context of family, noble lineage, and dynastic possessions, his work showed that the primary political goal of the Capetians, from the 10th into the 14th century, had been to enhance familial power and resources, using the same strategies as other contemporary noble families the creation of a cohesive French kingdom was due more to accident or chance than to policies aimed at national unification.

For this work, Dr. Lewis was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and the John Nicholas Brown Prize for the best first book in any area of medieval studies. Historian Thomas Bisson noted in his review that Royal Succession in Capetian France was one of “the ablest studies of French kingship every published.” The influence of Dr. Lewis’s work led to a special session at the Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society in Paris in 2008.

Throughout his career, Dr. Lewis published articles on the Capetian royal family and English and French royal possessions in France in journals such as the American Historical Review, the English Historical Review, Traditio, Mediaeval Studies, and the Bibliothèque de l’école des chartes. These articles were frequently accompanied by editions of previously unpublished charters (some had been unknown to editors of the inventories and collections of French and English royal acts published in the early to mid-20th century others had been previously published but lacked a critical edition). More recently, Dr. Lewis published a full edition and translation of the chronicle and historical notes written by the French monk Bernard Itier (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Dr. Lewis found great pleasure in the success of his students. He was known for his meticulous standards and uncompromising commitment to intellectual achievement and critical engagement. An “old school” scholar/teacher, Dr. Lewis valued and fostered intellectual curiosity shaped by a rigorous commitment to the standards of evidence and professionalism. He genuinely enjoyed his students and brought to the classroom a sly sense humor. He put off retirement because, as he told the Department Head, he still loved teaching. In his final conversation with a close colleague, he spoke joyously of a student they had in common who had just published his book with a prestigious publisher.

The History Department sends its condolences to Dr. Lewis’s family, friends and students. His love of history and learning made us more curious and more exacting. His sly sense of humor left many of us shaking our heads, smiling and thinking, “oh my.”

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Message 1 - Grenville

Posted on: 09 July 2004 by daveallen

does your father remember the destroyer HMS Wensleydale. Grenville and Wensleydale often sailed together. If so, please get back in touch

Message 2 - Grenville

Posted on: 10 July 2004 by GARETH LEWIS

Sadly my father passed away 10 years ago, However during our many talks about his time in the Navy and of the Grenville, i recall him telling me about operation Tunnel and the night Limbourne and Charybdis were sunk. He talked about two Hunt class destroyers that were present, one being the Stevenstone the other the Wensleydale, he thought they had picked up survivors from the Charybdis.

Message 3 - Grenville

Posted on: 13 July 2004 by daveallen

This is true, wensleydale did pick up survivors.

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♫Today in Music History-October 5, 1943♫

Steve Miller's career has encompassed two distinct stages: one of the top San Francisco blues-rockers during the late '60s and early '70s, and one of the top-selling pop/rock acts of the mid- to late '70s and early '80s with hits like "The Joker," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Rock'n Me," and "Abracadabra." Miller was turned on to music by his father, who worked as a pathologist but knew stars like Charles Mingus and Les Paul, whom he brought home as guests Paul taught the young Miller some guitar chords and let him sit in on a session. Miller formed a blues band, the Marksmen Combo, at age 12 with friend Boz Scaggs the two teamed up again at the University of Wisconsin in a group called the Ardells, later the Fabulous Night Trains. Miller moved to Chicago in 1964 to get involved in the local blues scene, teaming with Barry Goldberg for two years.

He then moved to San Francisco and formed the first incarnation of the Steve Miller Blues Band, featuring guitarist James "Curly" Cooke, bassist Lonnie Turner, and drummer Tim Davis. The band built a local following through a series of free concerts and backed Chuck Berry in 1967 at a Fillmore date later released as a live album. Scaggs moved to San Francisco later that year and replaced Cooke in time to play the Monterey Pop Festival it was the first of many personnel changes. Capitol signed the group as the Steve Miller Band following the festival.

Children of the Future The band flew to London to record Children of the Future, which was praised by critics and received some airplay on FM radio. It established Miller's early style as a blues-rocker influenced but not overpowered by psychedelia. The follow-up, Sailor, has been hailed as perhaps Miller's best early effort it reached number 24 on the Billboard album charts and consolidated Miller's fan base. A series of high-quality albums with similar chart placements followed while Miller remained a popular artist, pop radio failed to pick up on any of his material at this time, even though tracks like "Space Cowboy" and "Brave New World" had become FM rock staples. Released in 1971, Rock Love broke Miller's streak with a weak band lineup and poor material, and Miller followed it with the spotty Recall the Beginning: A Journey from Eden. Things began to look even worse for Miller when he broke his neck in a car accident and subsequently developed hepatitis, which put him out of commission for most of 1972 and early 1973.
The JokerMiller spent his recuperation time reinventing himself as a blues-influenced pop/rocker, writing compact, melodic, catchy songs. This approach was introduced on his 1973 LP, The Joker, and was an instant success, with the album going platinum and the title track hitting number one on the pop charts. Now an established star, Miller elected to take three years off. He purchased a farm and built his own recording studio, at which he crafted the wildly successful albums Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams at approximately the same time. Fly Like an Eagle was released in 1976 and eclipsed its predecessor in terms of quality and sales (over four million copies) in spite of the long downtime in between. It also gave Miller his second number one hit with "Rock'n Me," plus several other singles. Book of Dreams was almost as successful, selling over three million copies and producing several hits as well. All of the hits from Miller's first three pop-oriented albums were collected on Greatest Hits 1974-1978, which to date has sold over six million copies and remains a popular catalog item.
Circle of LoveMiller again took some time off, not returning again until late 1981 with the disappointing Circle of Love. Just six months later, Miller rebounded with Abracadabra the title track gave him his third number one single. The remaining albums released in the '80s -- Italian X Rays, 1984 Living in the 20th Century, 1986 and Born 2B Blue, 1988 -- weren't consistent enough to be critically or commercially successful. The early '90s saw Miller return to form with Wide River (the title track becoming a Top 40 chart entry) and the release of a retrospective box set compiled by the artist himself. Miller continued to headline shows into the 2000s, sharing the bill with classic rock acts such as 2008 tourmate Joe Cocker. In 2010, he and his band released Bingo!, the first release on Miller's own Space Cowboy Records and the group's first new studio album in 17 years. Let Your Hair Down followed a year later in the spring of 2011 and featured the last recordings of harmonica whiz Norton Buffalo, Miller's longtime collaborator, who died from lung cancer in 2009.

Songs from the 1940s

This page lists the top songs of the 1940s in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page.

With a war on in Europe and the Pacific, and a musician's strike in the US, music was taking second place to other concerns. Radio made a few of the US "Big Bands", and the singers that fronted them popular all over the world.

The top 40 artists of the 1940s were:

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Looking for the artist, recording, lyrics , and/or sheetmusic. Song begins +Fools fall in love in a hurry + fools give their heart too fast + just play a few bars of Stardust. Last line +Say hello to a brand new fool.

looking for name of singer who sang 'Mother'

Found more information for the lyrics and song I've been looking for in an old songbook of my mother's. The name of the song is simply 'mother' . She didn't mention the name of the singer. Some of the lyrics are as follows She's had plenty of trouble and plenty of strife But she's worked very hard to give me a good life This beautiful lady with silvery hair Who sits by herself in an oldrocking chair

sshoes to set my feet a dancin'

The Little Shoemaker Petula Clarke 1954

On 12 Nov 2013 The writer asks about a song mentioning Zaffifa on the side.The song is "THE FRIM FRAM SAUCE" by Nat King Cole. You tube has a version of this song from the '40s and it runs 1:37.

I am looking for a song it goes like this: hungover hungover oh brother what anight I just can't tell my left head from my right

The title was something like If you want me meet me where I am today. It wasfrom old jazz but I don’t know the year or artist. Help?


With the words You don't have to tell me I Know

First line is My Girl's a quiet girl. I know the tune but not the wordsfrom 30's 40's or maybe 50's

Set on a railway station the porter sees a bride and groom song has somerectation style and includes lyrics .. Hands to hold.. Sights to see. +

Looking 40's, 50's R&B +titled HOW COME

No singing just talking. "when I pick up the phone there's no one on the otherend. You pickup the phone it's either your mother, your sister or one of your girlfriends. How come woman, how come?

Whitney Houston sang a version of this song .+ The original was by a malevocalist and we cannot remember the title of the song or original vocalist. We do remember it had the words about Miracles in it? + Any feedback?

Frankie Avalon had a hit in 1962 with "Miracle".

If you want to know songs that have the word "Miracle" in their titles you can look at the site index to find them.

I am not suggesting that you do a separate listing for each of the years charted - only that list an entry in 1942 for the first recording and in 1947 for the second one just as you have for Nat King Cole's 1947 and 1954 recordings of the Christmas Song.

Bing Crosby made two significant recordings of this song. The first wasrecorded in 1942 released on Decca 18429, the second in 1947 released on Decca 23778. The 1942 recording charted at #1 (17 weeks) in 1942, #6 (6 weeks) 1943, #5 (3 weeks) 1944, #1 (4 weeks) 1945 and #1 (6 weeks) 1946. The 1942 master was then retired and all subsequent entries are for the 1947 recording - #3 (5 weeks) 1947, #6 (6 weeks) 1948, #5 (4 weeks) 1949, #13 (4 weeks) 1950, #13 (3 weeks) 1951, # 21 (2 weeks) 1953, #21 (3 weeks) 1954), # 7 (3 weeks) 1955, #65 (1 week) 1956, #34 (6 weeks) 1957, #66 (2 weeks) 1958, #59 (1 week) 1959, #26 (3 weeks) 1960, #12 (4 weeks) 1961 and #38 (3 weeks) 1962. My suggestion would be to treat them as two separate recordings just as you have done for example with Enrico Caruso's two recordings of Vesti la Guiba 1904 and 1907.

We have to follow the assignments in each of the source charts. The listing we have merges all those entries together, it would be impossible to do that level of detail for all the chart entries

looking for name of song in tarzan movie big band played late1940s hut tut song??

We think you mean "The Hut Sut Song (A Swedish Serenade)", the most popular version was Freddy Martin

Could anyone help with this problem,I'm trying to find the title of a song myfather used to sing in the early 50s.The words go like this +( for I never knew that angels told lies for angels never do I was in heaven and I couldn't see an angel was making a fool out of me with lips so Devine you said you'd be mine I believed every word from the start but I never knew that angels told lies till you called someone else sweet heart+

Looking for a song from the 30s or 40s

Lady sings through the day I feel okay I got a lot of little things to do.Through the day the work and pay keeps my mind from thinking thoughts of you. But oh oh the nights the long and lonely nights the more I lie the more I Cry through the night.

Looking for song called Daddy-O from 1940's

Female vocalist. Some words were "Daddy-O I'm going to teach you the blues"

Looking for song called Loretta from 1940's

Male vocalist, all I remember are the words "Oh, Loretta" so not sure if thesong was really titled that.

Looking for the original male vocal artist who sang "Vagabond Shoes" in the 1940s. Also, the song "Unchained Melody" by Al Hibler.

Vic Damone is the only person who had a hit with it (in 1950)

Some of the words are skinny minnie fish tail he swam to the bottom and heswam to the top. +I don't know the name or sang it

Looking for song about Hope from the 40's

"Soft as the voice of an angel Breathing a lesson unheard Hope with a gentle persuasion Whispers her comforting word." Etc.

I think the title was[ With Shebopa on the side]

Song my nan used to sing . It began A man and a maiden once stood, on a pathway that led to a wood

My son my son my beloved son

I've been trying to trace the singer who sang this rather sad old old songthought it might've been ruby Murray but it isn't. I find myself singing it every now and then.

"My Son, My Son" by Vera Lynn or Frankie Vaughan?


Two little girls with golden curls

My mother use to sing this 1940's song to me and my sister. It's about twolitter girls that were locked in their room while mom and dad went on a spree. The two little girls grew tried of their toys and searched around a match they found and soon the room was filled with flames! They screamed and cry they bagged and tried but no one was near to hear their Cry's. my mother is no longer with us and I really would like to carry the memory of these to little girls who were locked in their room and left alone to die. I am 54 and would like to sing this song to my grandchildren.+

1940's song's of world war two

dont tell me it isnt fair,im foolish ,ill start to care i thought it was idalupino in road house .

Name of song or singer around 1950 I think

There's a beautiful lady with silvery hair, who sits all day in her oldrocking chair. She says to me my son, my son I love you much more much more than anyone. I'll climb the highest mountain, and swim the broadest sea, because my son, my beloved one your much more than life to me

+"and I don't think I will see that feller a-ny-more". +What is the name of this song please

Trying to locate a song for my Dad

I believe the song starts out with " You thought I thought you were thinking I thought you were mad at me" "Hold me darlin say you love me let's not everthink again"

I am looking for Lyrics to a song +"You Are My Shining Star" I am not sure whosang it or what movie it was in, but I know it was from the 30's or 40's and I need the lyrics. +HELP

when your in love the whole world sings a melody when your in love who cares if raindrops fall

song with this line "arms for the army, ships for the navy"

I think the song you are looking for is titled American Patrol I don't remember all of the lyrics but that sticks out in my memory I think it might be on U-tube You can also find the song played online by Glenn Miller 1940

Thanks for the suggestion

I am trying to find a song popular with the big bands called Dolores or had the name Dolores in the lyrics perhaps vintage 30's, 40's or 50's? Can you help me find this song?

Try typing "Dolores" into the search box on top of this page

A friend came back from some where, a friend I don't even know. He said we outto go there, so if that's the case that's the place, where we out to go. +Do you know this song. +

Song i'm in love with you honey

Looking for I''m in love with you Honey, say you love me too Honey.

These are some of the hits of the era that had the word "Honey" in the title:

The Drifters - "Money Honey" (1953), Dick Haymes - "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey" (1943), The Drifters - "Honey Love" (1954), Big Joe Turner - "Honey Hush" (1953), Dick Kuhn & his Orchestra - "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey" (1943), Trudy Richards - "The Breeze (That's Bringin' My Honey Back To Me)" (1953), Fats Waller - "Whose Honey Are You?" (1935), Muddy Waters - "Honey Bee" (1951), Bert Ambrose & his Orchestra - "Put Your Arms Around Me Honey" (1943), Vincent Lopez - "There's Honey on the Moon Tonight" (1938), Sammy Kaye - "Walkin' with My Honey (Soon, Soon, Soon)" (1945), Connee Boswell - "Fare Thee Honey Fare Thee Well" (1938), Benny Goodman - "My Honey's Lovin' Arms" (1939), Woody Herman - "Apple Honey" (1945), Louise Massey & The Westerners - "Honey, I'm in Love With You" (1943), Helene Dixon - "The Breeze (That's Bringin' My Honey Back To Me)" (1953), Vicki Young - "Honey Love" (1954), The Sauter-Finegan Doodletown Fifers - "Honey-babe" (1955), The Diamonds - "Wild Honey" (1957), Doctor Clayton - "Honey Stealin' Blues" (1943), Louis Armstrong - "Honey Do" (1933), Leadbelly - "Honey, I'm All Down & Out" (1935), Charles Brown - "Honey, Keep Your Mind on Me" (1949), Cab Calloway & his Cotton Club Orchestra - "My Honey's Lovin' Arms" (1931), Sonny Boy Williamson - "Honey Bee Blues" (1940), Marion Harris - "Oo-oo-oh! Honey (What You Do to Me)" (1934), Lightnin' Hopkins - "Honey Honey Blues" (1951), Big Bill Broonzy - "Sweet Honey Bee" (1941)

love song "How much do I love you.

..I'll tell you no lie how deep is the ocean, how high is the sky how manytimes a day do I think of you how many roses are sprinkled with dew how far would I travel to be where you are? how far is the journey from here to a star and if I ever lost you, how much would I cry how deep is the ocean, how high is the sky." +I believe Perry Como recorded it.

Yesterday I asked for help finding a song. I had the line wrong. The song is"I Want to Thank Your Folks". I hope I didn't cause any unnecessary work.

Song sung at a Wedding in 1946

My father sang a song to my mother at their wedding in 1947. One of the lines was "I want to Thank your parents". He sang it unaccompanied. They are aging now. Close to 89 years old and he does not sing anymore. I am looking for a copy of the song so that I can give it to them as a gift. They will be married 70 years and we are planning a celebration. Can you help me? I would be very much appreciated.

I am looking for a song with this line in it: "arms for the army, ships for the navy"

looking for a 78 rpm that was about 3 children being asked what they wantedfor christmas , one wanted a dolly that shut its eyes and said mama, one wanted a baby sister and johnny said i wanna train, cant remember who it was by . been searching for years please help.

Looking for a love song with these lyrics, "How much do I love you, I'll tellyou no lies, how deep is the ocean, how high is the sky, how many times day do I think of you". Can you tell me who made the recording? [email protected]

Could it be "I'll walk Alone"title. +Words.. 'til I'm walking beside you--'til I look into you eyes, I'll walk alone.

All I can remember at the moment is: "Who knows how much I love you,- you do--- who takes December and turns it into May, and then December comes back again when you're away. It's a slow romantic ballad type song I believe is from an old movie.



sshoes to set my feet a dancing

What singer in the late 1940s till the end of 1945 wang the song <>

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My Grandpa sings this song that I would like to play at my wedding but I can't find it online. Below are the few lyrics I know - any help is appreciated! Cause you're so sweet dear . Just want to hold you . down to my toes . you're such a thrill Buffalo Bill

Brushy Mountain Prison Song 1940s

The song began. "I'm in for life at Brushy Mountain". It is about BrushyMountain Prison in TN.+

I wanta Kiss Momma Goodbye

Looking for a+ song for my father. + "While the tears filled the eyes of theFather and fell on the child's golden hair. ++ He silently hugged and caressed her. +Daddy tell me why momma had to die. ++ Daddy I wanna kiss momma goodbye. ++

My mother is 99 very soon and has been remembering a song - something aboutbeing like Aphrodite only with arms ._ any help gratefully received-

I have this memory of playing a 78 record in the late 60's. An instrumentaltrack called (I think. ) Pixellated Penguin. I would love to locate this track, any clues anyone can give me would be appreciated. thanks

"Pixellated Penguin" by Russ Conway was the B Side of "Side Saddle" (1959).

It is available from Amazon at least (and probably iTunes as well)

I am trying to identify the name of the song with the following lyrics:

I'd be lost without you, maybe lose my mind, I'd be wasted away, lose my appetite.

Can't remember any more of the lyric. +Anybody recognize this song?

Looking for a song for my dad he'd love to hear again before his time on earth ends, +I've been trying for a long time but can't find it, he says it's called Vagabond, +1940s song about a gypsy girl, +Irish singer, first line says, When I first saw you walking down the road+

weekly movement of songs from the 40s

This is a great site. bravo. I've been trying to locate US weekly Billboard charts during the 40's. I can imagine that it is tough to find. I like seeing where songs entered the charts and how quickly they rose or dropped from the weekly survey. Is there anything available from what you have seen? or maybe I am not going through this site thoroughly enough. Thanks for your help

For the Billboard singles charts the "Bullfrog" spreadsheet is the best resource available. Look on the "Song Charts" page to see where to get it from

I'm writing a historical fiction novel and use song titles for my characters to set the mood of each chapter. They're jitterbugs, of course, but this is a wonderful resource for me. Thank you for this list and info on the songs. I've bookmarked your site and will return many times. I think I'm going with Pistol Packing Mama for this next chapter, though I'm heading off to you tube to hear which version I like the best!

Trying to find a song my Mother liked during WW2 1943-1946 in Ca. Some of the lyrics. Every now and then I wonder are you happy where you are+

Looking for a song I listened to as. Child

Some of the words I remember ( if you should ever stray ten millions miles away, I'll find you ) and ( you know God in His heaven knew I loved you from the start, if my eyes tell you I'm crying, it's joy that fills my heart) Please if anyone knows the title of this song and who sang it, please answer.

trying to find a song with lyrics there,s a danserette in paris in a smokey cabinway dancing for a living for a few dollars pay chorus is something like dance away the night my little danserette may be 40s or 50s or even earlier

'I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter'

Reply to query of 31 July, 2014.

You got the title. It continues "and make believe it came from you."

Written by Fred E. Ahlert and Joe Young (1935 actually). Recorded by many artistes and bandleaders, +including: Fats Waller, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole. Even Bill Haley and the Comets did a rock 'n' roll version of it in 1956. It was featured in the 1978 Broadway musical "'Ain't Misbehavin' " +(which included a lot of Fats Waller's original songs and music (including the title song of course) as well as that of other swing and popular jazz artistes of the 1930s and 1940s. + Hope this helps?

Song Title: 'I Can't Remember Her Name'

Hi. Trying to locate lyrics and composer: Song title: 'I Can't Remember Her Name'. +Popular song. +Ballad. +Later recorded (melody only) in a piano medley by Charlie Kunz ('oldies') - but that doesn't help me. I know the melody. +Any clues?

Looking for a song from the 1940's+

I'm trying to find a song from the 1940's that has the lyric's (you are goingaway but not to stay for just how long I can not say but I pray that some happy day you'll come home again dear and say here I am I'm here to stay)? it would of been more likely an military song

I am looking for a song from the '40s about a "hotdog stand on the highway to Mexico City. Run by José Gonzales whose family all hollers to customers passing their way. " I believe the song may have been called José Gonzales. I have searched for years to no avail. Any help is much appreciated.+

Name of this song think from 40-50 s

some of the word : I want to be kissed only by your lips dear, For your the only one that will ever be

song with words im going to sit down and write my self a letter

Who sang it and title of it

You could type the song title into the search bar?

Can anyone help with a song from 1940's or 1950's in which there was a line. cos your daddy's little girls.

My dad use to sing it to my sister and I went we were little and I would love to know the title, if anyone can remember it please.

Try the song "Daddy's Little Girl" sung by The Mills Brothers (1950) on YouTube.

Less likely would be the Byron G Harlan (1906) version

Little Old Secondhand Car

In the late 1940's or early 1950's, my parents would sing a song about asecond hand car. I think the title was Little Old Secondhand Car. +First verse: +It shone with new paint and the cushions were new, the engine was shiny and bright. +The clock on the dashboard read nine thousand miles and the price seemed to be about right. +Would very much like to find the rest of the lyrics.+

I am looking for the first song called HOME that was in the 40s or 50s for a b-day present for my mom

"I'll walk beside you. ". My Dad used to sing this in the early 1940s, when I was a child, but I've drawn a complete blank when I've tried to find its words on the net. I think it included the line "I'll look into your eyes". I remember the tune so well, but the words just will not come back. Can anyone help?

One of the most popular songs, I thought, and one of the most iconic, during the years of WW2 was "Till We Meet Again." Did it not sell well in the U.S.? +I do realize it was English and made famous by Vera Lynn.

Peaked at number 29 in the US, and we don't have any good charts for the UK in the early 1940s

Looking for lyrics from one of my Mom's old vinals that contained the lyrics"If you like that crazy beat, and you want to tap your feet, tell the taxi driver drop me off uptown!"

Can't recall the artist or title - anybody help?

I've been trying to recall the lyrics of a song called "Poor Girl". +It wentlike this: +"She was dreaming of a prince, a duke or earl, but she fell one night in summer for a checker-vested drummer, Oh the poor, poor girl." +Another verse went. +"Instead of gowns with fancy stitchin' she wears aprons in the kitchen, Oh the poor poor girl". +There also was these lines "Petals fall and roses die and dreams must say goodbye."

There was a group in the 40's who sang the song DREAM. I cannot find it on any site. +Can you help me?

The obvious candidates would be The Pied Pipers who had a number 1 hit in 1945 with "Dream", alternately both Freddy Martin and Jimmy Dorsey had hits with it in the same year.

You could have found that information by searching for "Dream" on the search box (top right) or looking up "Dream" in the site's index.

The words I remember are" I thought we'd have a friendly goodbye, No need to have a shoulder to cry upon, Now among my tear drops ,my darling am I, and where are you, you're gone."

Would like to know if there was a song that had the words "It's a boy came the call down the hallway. +It's a boy, just think I am a father" +What was the title? +who sang it? and what the lyrics of the song? Thank you!

Some of the words are, your hair black as midnight lips like roses wild tell me are you an angle or the devils child

Waiter dont give me no red beans and rice. Ill take the Zaffifa on the side.

The short answer is we don't know. Steve remembers the line "Red Beans and Rice with XXXX on the side" from a Louis Armstrong song, and indeed Satchmo was famous for his liking of the traditional New Orlean's dish.

Was being played around 1944-46

Lady singer, started "Yippee-oree-ayoh, how my heart is singing . "

I was in high school in the early 40's. I went into the army in 1944. I remember "Oh Jonny" very well. We used to sing it a lot.

Oh Johnny! Oh Johnny! How you can love Oh Johnny! Oh Johnny! Heavens above. You make my sad heart jump with joy And when your near I just can't sit still a minute What makes me love you so? You're not handsome it's true But when I am near you , it's just- OH JOHNNY! OH JOHNNY +OH OOO

through a long and lonely night wondering who was to blame

I'm the jury and you're on trial My heart's the victim

I think this from the 40s all I remember are the words Shoes to set my feet a dancing,dancing all the way we go. Can anyone help me

We think the song was from 1954 and called "The Little Shoemaker", it was a hit for Petula Clark, Hugo Winterhalter and The Gaylords

Back in early 40's I was a 6 yr old flower girl at a wedding. Apparently the name of the bridegroom was Johnny. I was on the stage to sing a song of which all I remember was "Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, how you can love. Oh Johnny, oh Johnny heavens above, you make my heart"

----and that is all I can remember. It would be so great to find the music and the rest of the lyrics. Perhaps it was called "Oh Johnny". Thank you in advance for your assistance.

We think the song you are after is "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!" which was a minor hit for Elizabeth Brice in 1917 revived by The Andrews Sisters and Orrin Tucker & his Orchestra in 1939/40.

Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! How you can love Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Heavens above You make my sad heart jump with joy And when you're near I just can't sit still a minute I'm so, Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Please tell me dear What makes me love you so?

Some time during the 1940 era my aunt Edith Schultz sent lyrics to a song to a publisher and it was set to music. I am trying to find info about this song. It was probably between 1945-1948. she called her song "you dont own me" any info you have would be very helpful.

song with lyrics of "midnight and you"

puh-leeze help---i have heard a song that has that inimitable sound of the l940's that has the lyrics of "midnight and you" repeated throughout and i cannot find the title or all the lyrics. +can you help me locate both with the name of the recording artist? +i heard it in my slumber-y, sleepy state one evening on NPR radio as a filler between programs about ayear ago and its loveliness has haunted me since! +please help!

Lyrics are "Cross ties on a railroad". that's all I can remember.

I think her first name was Jan. She had some bad publicity at the time concerning pot or drugs. She faded after that but she was quite popular for a while and had a very nice voice.

We can find three artists named Jan that were active around that time, Jan Garber, Jan Peerce and Jan Savitt. Unfortunately all three are men.


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who knows where i coud find these charts from 1940 and 1941? i mean the weekly charts of any of them or all of them .

anyway, its great work done here!

The sources of all the charts are listed in the "Song Charts" page. Some of them don't have weekly entries available.

Just wondered if any one knows the song with these words till you came along my life was empty as could be now its flowing over with the love you brought to me. +My mum used to sing this song to me when I was a little girl

i love white christams. a lot of christmas songs were made in the 1940s

"you never seem to want my romancing, the only time you hold me is when we'redancing" the name of the song is "i don't know why i love you like i do" from the 1940's. great song.

Anyone know who sang this song? It goes Keep your eyes on Spring, Run whenChurch Bells ring, It5 could happen to you

The song "It Could Happen to You" was a hit in 1944 for both Jo Stafford and Bing Crosby

A song that was sung to me on my first date +with words, "my favourite song is the song that they play when we're dancing".. any one any ideas what the song is ?

cool but can u give a little more info on the songs

I remember seeing a black and white movie and they were all going out for the evening. The song was "tonight I'm on a special mission, just an intermission with the dawn, I'm gonna let let let my hair right down, the way its never been done before".

Not a song of the 40s but one that has evaded me for years. Can anyone help me? I recall "Do you remember that day in September when you and I played we were married" From Childhood Days?

The song was written by Paul Mann & Kim Gannon and Helen Forrest singing with the Harry James band recorded it in 1942.

Jo Stafford had a hit of it later.

40s Song, Nice to know you care, Nice to know your not pretending, nice to find you there when the lonely day is ending,

Looking for sheet music to a 1940-ish tune titled "Home". Only recording I've seen is by "Teddy Powell and his 1950 Orchestra".

We don't have sheet music on this site, just charts.

Teddy Powell & his Orchestra had four Billboard hits in the 1940s (1941 to 1942), maybe you should be looking a bit later?

How can the 40's be beaten? surely the greatest decade in history, the war, the names, Churchill FDR, Hitler, Mussolini,Ike, Dunkirk, the blitz, Stalingrad, cities dominated by air raid shelters, sand bags, sirens,searchlights,barrage balloons, and so much more, a class of its own. The greatest decade with the greatest generation.

In 1946 I sang with a band in the Adironcacks znd this song was popular --Ican't recall all the words - can anyone help me?

It starts "Take me in your arms before you take your love away"

The song "Take me in your arms" was a minor hit for both Paul Whiteman and Ruth Etting in 1932 and later for Doris Day in 1952. It was also recorded by Ray Conniff and Vic Damone. However no-one ever had a major hit with it.

Full orchestra scores for the above 60 tunes.+

The Symphony of the Hills, located in Kerrville TX is planning a pops concertand would like to feature major 1940 instrumental artists with full orchestra background. We were thinking of inviting top University of North Texas Universities Jazz Band to act as performing soloist.

Where can we get full orchesta scores for the tunes listed above?

That's a really good question, we have no idea. This site lists the songs we don't have the sheet music (or the mp3s or photos. )

We would suggest that searching for specific songs might help, for example you could perhaps try searching for "In the Mood sheet music"

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