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The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders was the first U.S. air retaliation attack for the attack of Pearl Harbor.
Sergeant in Arms Brian Anderson joins us today to share with us this amazing history.
Since our original airing of our episode, these amazing men are finally set to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal
The House of Representatives passed the bill last Monday 5/19. Read more on USA Today: http://usat.ly/1kDI4pY
The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders was a group eighty men from all walks of life who flew into history on April 18, 1942. They were all volunteers and this was a very dangerous mission. Sixteen B-25 bombers took off from the deck of the USS Hornet, led by (then Col.) Jimmy Doolittle. They were to fly over Japan, drop their bombs and fly on to land in a part of China that was still free. Of course, things do not always go as planned.
The months following the attack on Pearl Harbor were the darkest of the war, as Imperial Japanese forces rapidly extended their reach across the Pacific. Our military was caught off guard, forced to retreat, and losing many men in the fall of the Philippines, leading to the infamous Bataan Death March.
By spring, 1942, America needed a severe morale boost. The raid on Tokyo on April 18, 1942, certainly provided that – cheering the American military and public. Yet, the Doolittle Raid meant so much more, proving to the Japanese high command that their home islands were not invulnerable to American attacks and causing them to shift vital resources to their defense. Two months later that decision would play a role in the outcome of the Battle of Midway, the American victory that would begin to turn the tide in the Pacific War.
D.R.T. Episode 9, Tokyo Monster Kahagas
Tokyo Monster Kahagas the only NWA Triple crown champion. Speaks on two people who owes him money & his career and NWA title runs.
* Dobashi's RADIO TAKEDOWN the podcast that is not afraid to let the GUEST speak their mind. With special guest talking about MMA, Pro Wrestling, Jujitsu, HPG pro, Judo, Lucha Libre and all forms of combat sports. With the host, the beast from the Middle East, Yemeni Maniac, the Modern Day Sheik, Diafullah the BUTCHER Dobashi.For all of Dobashi's Radio Takedown links goto: www.RadioTakedown.com send your emails to: RadioTakedown@gmail.com
I have enjoyed all of Tokyo Rosenthal's previous albums, and the new one Tokyo's Fifth is no exeption. Many singer/songwriters just basically run out of steam, they have nothing new to say, and merely recycle old concepts. Not so for Tokyo, he just continues to create music that garners him an ever increasing fan base.
Much like his songs, he always has a story to tell. I can't wait to hear the stories behind Tokyo's Fifth.
We're sending out a happy 10th anniversary to our friends at Last Gang Entertainment, the label/management company/publishing firm founded by Chris Taylor that's largely responsible for launching the careers of acts like Metric, Mother Mother, Chromeo, Crystal Castles, and many more. We'll speak with Chris about the company's first decade in the business, the day-to-day operations of a label in this day and age, and a whole lot more.
We'll also be catching up with the fellas in Tokyo Police Club, who are about to drop Forcefield, the follow-up to 2010's Champ and third studio LP. We'll find out what the band's been up to over those four years, see what's on the horizon, and of course, get the scoop on what fans can expect from this anticipated new release. Let's roll...
Our guest tonight on Pipebomb Radio will be international superstar NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion, Chase Owens! After calling out the legendary Jushin "Thunder" Liger this past week at NJPW in the Tokyo Dome, what will the mindset of Owens look like weeks before going into battle with this Japanese icon? We will also talk about Chase's career thus far in professional wrestling having been trained by one half of the Rock n' Roll Express, Ricky Morton! All that and so much more, next week on Pipebomb Radio!
Join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern on April 22 when he'll discuss a remarkable event in military history, the Doolittle Tokyo Raid.
In the first part of the show, author Barrett Tillman will share the story of the Tokyo Raid, about which he's written several books.
Joining John in the second part of the program will be Major General Richard Comer (USAF-Ret) to offer his insights into this military raid that took place on April 18, 1942. The hosts and guests will also discuss the Tokyo Raiders Society, formed by veterans of the Tokyo Raid -- and the special ceremony they'd agreed upon to commemmorate the occasion when there are only two veterans left.
As always, the phone lines will be open at 347-945-7246 and the chat room will be open. Join John D. Gresham and guests for Military Monday -- Dolittle Raid edition!
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Kai Blackwood is the leader of a rock trio called Tokyo Death Squad, He is the writer and director of the award winning short film called Cupcake and he is also the subject of a documentary called "I Sold My Soul To Satan".
This documentary tells the story of Kai’s experience as he went through the process of actually making a deal with the Devil…selling his soul….it is a heck of a story and he will be here next Friday to talk about what happened during and after the deal. What happened? Well, join us Friday night…and listen …if you dare.
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