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D-Day Anniversary and U.S. Memorial Day:
Little compares to encountering this poem for the first time,
the most famous U.S. poem of the Second World War,
unassuming, and unforgettable.
-The Voice before the Void
“The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner”
“The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” is a five-line poem by Randall Jarrell published in 1945. It is about the death of a gunner in a Sperry ball turret on a World War II American bomber aircraft.
November 11th is the most hopeful date in human history, for it signifies the fact that World War I ended, that even the most horrific tragedies can come to an end. November 11th is the most awful date in human history, for it signifies the fact that World War I happened, that we can enact the most horrific tragedies.