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Re: Piss call
You might want to contact a WASP for the answer. They were flying long hops
to deliver planes during WWII and I would guess they found a workaround.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2001 1:01 PM
Subject: Piss call
> Hi all-
> I suppose "piss call" has meant different things to different guys in
> different wars. My war was Korea.
> SP was wake up at oh-three-hundred, but we used Zebra Time in those
> so that everyone always knew what time it was, no matter where you were.
> breakfast and briefing. And a shuffling out to the flight line. Another
> routine day at the office.
> It was still a half hour till dawn and the air was colder than Hell in
> that part of the world before the son comes up. Remember how it used to
> your nose and ears? And the cold heavy mist kind of swerled around and
> visibility down. But it lifted fast.
> It was like a beautiful picture, the line of F-84s as far as you could
> in the mist, all facing the asphalt runway.
> And along side each plane was the pilot taking time to releave himself.
> called this the "piss call" and it was routine.
> Kidneys and bowel were the airmans worst enemy on long missions. I've
> heard stories about aircrews using their helmets to crap in when it was
> necessary. I always wondered about the choice if you were under attack and
> needed to wear the helmet for protection.
> Well, I suppose things have change but I still wonder, with all the
> pilots today, how they would have handled the "piss call".