(See my other Music and WWII related posts) – The song “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition” was written by Frank Loesser and was first published as sheet music in 1942. The song was written in response to the attack on Perl Harbor.
The song turned out to be very popular making Variety’s best seller list for three months and over 450,000 copies were sold in a two month period. This version performed by Kay Kyser hit number one on the Billboard chart in 1943.
If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these two pages of mine of interest.
The “World War II Sources” page is a collection of more than 310 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.
The “World War II Timeline” page shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.