Information About Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder
"Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder" is the informal name for "The U. S. Air Force Song" and is the official song of the USAF. The song is also referred to as "The Air Force Song,' or "Wild Blue Yonder" or "Into the Wild Blue Yonder".
Both the music and lyrics of the song were written by Captain Robert MacArthur Crawford in 1939 and was originally intended for the "Army Air Corps". By 1947, the words "U. S. Air Force" had replaced the "Army Air Corps" in the lyrics and title. The song was adopted by General Lew Allen, Jr. , Chief of Staff of the Air Force, as the official song for the service in 1979.