Written by myself and a buddy while stationed on Okinawa during the Korean War. B-29 Bombers, 20th Air Force.
Previous peak charts position #884
Previous peak charts position in subgenre #109
Van D. Simmons and Taylor McKinnon
library of congress
August 21, 2007
Story behind the song
We were young men in the Occupation of Japan Air Force when the Korean War broke out. We wrote and played these tunes at various service clubs.
In the Eastern China Sea, a dear John was sent to me, it was there that I first came to find, in the island of typhoons,where the sweet potatoes bloom lived my okinawa sweet potato girl.