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Gene frequently said, "Well, all right, sir," when ending a conversation or while changing a subject.

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There'll Be Jubilation Bye and Bye
The Sergeant Gene Autry Show
(July 4, 1943)

When Gene Autry went into the Army Air Forces in 1942 his popular radio show, "Melody Ranch," became the "Sergeant Gene Autry Show." His Sunday, July 4, 1943 program was broadcast live from Army Air Forces Hangar #6 at Kellogg Field in Battle Creek, Michigan. Kellogg Field was home to the great B-17 Flying Fortresses - Jersey Bounce, Susie-Q, Snap Crackle & Pop, and One O'clock Jump. The men at Kellogg outfitted those very Flying Fortresses, engineered them, and got them ready so they could play do a heroic job during World War II.

You can imagine the size of Hanger #6 at the beginning of the clip by the echo-y sound of the announcer when he introduces Sergeant Gene Autry and the song "There'll Be Jubilation Bye and Bye."

As a member of the United States Army Air Forces, Gene Autry no longer represented Doublemint Gum (his "Melody Ranch" radio show's sponsor), but took part in the radio programs in addition to his regular Army duties and received only his regular Army pay. In order for the public to continue to enjoy Gene's songs and his exciting stories of the Army Air Forces, Doublemint Gum was happy to make the broadcast time available.

The "Sergeant Gene Autry Show" included comedy, a story, and some swell songs.

Composed by Jack Meskill and Ernie Burnett
Published by Gene Autry's Western Music Publishing

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