View Full Version : Tokyo Rose recordings?

04-23-2006, 12:21 PM
Does anyone have any idea where I could get a copy of the radio-show read by Tokyo Rose criticizing the inauguration of the brand new 23rd Fighter Group, IE, the AVG being inducted into the USAAC? It goes somewhat like this:

"Greetings, you American bandits of the Flying Tigers, and especially you young American kids of the USAAF who have come to take their place. The invincible Japanese Air Force will utterly destroy you on your first day of activation - the fourth of July - your Independence Day!"

04-23-2006, 01:15 PM
I can see it now, sitting in your trench, feet wet, helmet on and gun at the ready, foods appaling, monsoon season is upon us and in the distance of a crackling old radio spurts into life, crackle... buzzz...szzzzzzzz...... grrrrrr.........pop..... out from the dark comes the voice, the monotonous tones of Tokyo Rose, Good Evening Amweicans of the 23rd Fighter Gwoup........

In the corner half hidden by candle light as dusks failing light fades to that oh so cold dark of another night on the front, moves a figure, "Quick" "Quick" he shouts, his voice moves people into action by his urgent and frantic calls, "We need to find a tape recorder, We need to get this recorded, PBNA_Boosher will want to hear it in some 50 odd years plus" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif you could ask the Person running this site as he is collecting all he can and may well have it.


04-24-2006, 06:35 AM
THanks Tony! I know there were recordings, I just don't know if they got this one. One USAAC general dropped her recordings with his bomblets on Tokyo in August, 1945, so that may have been among them, who knows?

04-24-2006, 08:06 AM
I think the show was popular with the US Troops. They just ignored the propaganda, but loved the music she played in between.