The Pilot

This old classic was posted on “Goatboy’s Funny List” [] and on the groaners listserv. I remember it from my teens.

A World War II pilot is reminiscing before school children about his days in the Air Force. “In 1942,” he says, “the situation was really tough. The Germans had a very strong air force. I remember,” he continues, “one day I was protecting our bombers and suddenly, out of the clouds, these fokkers appeared.

At this point, several of the children giggle.

“I looked up, and right above me was one of them. I aimed at him and shot him down. They were swarming. I immediately realized that there was another fokker behind me.”

At hearing the pilot go on, the girls in the auditorium start to giggle and boys start to laugh. The teacher stands up and says, “I think I should point out that ‘Fokker’ was the name of the German-Dutch aircraft company”

“That’s true,” says the pilot, “but these Nazi fokkers were flying Messerschmidts.”

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