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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.
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...
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!
Time of the Locust: Travel into the heart and mind of an extraordinary autistic boy in this deeply imaginative debut novel of a mother’s devotion, a father’s punishment, and the power of love.
Sephiri is an autistic boy who lives in a world of his own making, where he dwells among imagined sea creatures that help him process information in the “real world” in which he is forced to live. But lately he has been having dreams of a mysterious place, and he starts creating fantastical sketches of this strange, inner world.
Brenda, Sephiri’s mother, struggles with raising her challenged child alone. Her only wish is to connect with him—a smile on his face would be a triumph. Meanwhile, Sephiri’s father, Horus, is sentenced to life in prison, making life even lonelier for Brenda and Sephiri. Yet prison is still not enough to separate father and son. In the seventh year of his imprisonment and the height of his isolation, Horus develops supernatural mental abilities that allow him to reach his son.
Morowa Yejidé’s (pronounced: Moe-roe-wah Yay-gee-day) ?short stories have appeared in the Istanbul Review, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Underground Voices, the Adirondack Review, and others. Her story "Tokyo Chocolate" was nominated in 2009 for the Pushcart Prize, anthologized in the best of the Willesden Herald Stories, and reviewed in the Japan Times.Time of the Locust was a 2012 finalist for the national PEN/Bellwether Prize. She is also the recipient of the Norris Church Mailer Scholarship from Wilkes University. Website: http://www.morowayejide.com/
Neighborhood Nightmare Interviews Wuyli, Of Tokyo Empire.Call in to talk and ask questions!
Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, Cairo or New Delhi? Tune in with Ja'Vonne & Bonnie to find out who has the worst traffic and some of the most historic traffic jams in the US! The Traveling Eye looks at how much time you will spend in your car, on the road when you are in selected cities. Just how long it takes to get from here to there and where you will spend most of your time in traffic.
Do you love the Nightlife...Do you love to Boogie? Then travel and this episode is for you. Join Bonnie & Ja'Vonne as they follow the globe on a universal search for Party Towns. From NY to Tokyo, there is a party somewhere, all the time. The Traveling Eye looks at where, when and what to do when you get there. Why is not the question...because we all want to PARTY.