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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.
Tokyo Monster Kahagas the only NWA Triple crown champion. Speaks on two people who owes him money & his career and NWA title runs.
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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.
Edward Saylor, surviving member of Doolittle's Raiders, is featured on this Life Lessons tribute to our Veterans.
POLITICAL ANIMALS--Does British statesman Enoch Powell's statement on Immigration and comparison with the American Negro have any relevance to the racial situation today in Europe and America?
political animal wantabees--"If they embrace the agenda are they or were they engaged in the practices such as sexual preferances agendas-gay-lesbian-nambla?
What political wantabees should learn from Captain Ernest Roehm--National Socialsim and homosexual practices.
JANUARY 19TH Births-Deaths & Events relevant to US(a) General Robert Edward Lee,Mohammed,James Watts,Janis Joplin,
What Robert E. Lee Did with a free black after the end of the Civil War
Rose D'Aquino aka Tokyo Rose pardoned by President Ford--She was railroaded in the press by media moron liar Walter Winchell, who accused her of treason.Part 1
Winchell also falsiified the Investigation and successful prosecution of Al Capone. Winchell's Eliot Ness character in the Untouchables was total fiction. Part 1
Swedish Diplomat and Holocaust Hero Raoul Wallenberg's case has resurfaced--"when the Russians seized Wallenberg in Budapest, What was his fate? Part 1